Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool FC’s interest in Kylian Mbappe as Real Madrid step up talks

The 23-year-old’s contract at Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of the season and Madrid, who fell through with a £170m offer last summer, are reportedly closing in on a huge Bosman deal ahead of the match. ‘summer.

PSG are desperate to keep Mbappe, who was crowned Ligue 1 Player of the Season after scoring 25 goals, but reports on Monday claimed a deal with the Spanish giants could be finalized on Tuesday.

Liverpool have long been linked with a move for the World Cup winner, but Klopp was tight-lipped about any contact with the player.

“Of course we are interested in Kylian. We are not blind,” Klopp told reporters ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League game against Southampton. “I have nothing to say about (the reported contact). Between Kylian and Liverpool… everything is fine.”

Klopp’s comments come with Liverpool hoping to tie Mohamed Salah to a new deal, while fellow striker Sadio Mane has been linked with a switch from Anfield.

“Of course we like him (Mbappe), if you don’t like him then you have to question yourself,” Klopp added.

“But no, we’re not…we can’t be part of these battles. There must be other clubs involved, but that’s okay. He’s a great player.”

A victory for Liverpool on Tuesday would leave them a point behind leaders Manchester City heading into the final round of the campaign.

Additional Reuters reporting.

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