Klopp Admits Liverpool Does Not Have Money to Seal Mbappe Deal Despite Summer Links

Klopp Admits Liverpool Does Not Have Money to Seal Mbappe Deal Despite Summer Links

Fred Kennedy
updated at August 1, 2023 at 9:46 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe has widely been linked with a possible exit from PSG this summer
  • Saudi club Al-Hilal were initially believed to be leading the hunt for the French star
  • Mbappe is believed to have rejected the offer thus opening the door for other clubs

Jurgen Klopp has finally responded to rumours linking Kylian Mbappe with a sensational summer move to Liverpool.

Mbappe has emerged as the subject of intense transfer speculation, with reports claiming he is on his way out of Paris Saint-Germain.

The Frenchman was initially reportedly handed a mammoth deal to move to Saudi Arabian side, Al-Hilal.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
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According to Sky Sports, the Saudi club tabled a record-breaking offer worth £259 million to land the highly-rated France international.

However, the deal failed to see the light of day, with reports claiming the PSG ace turned down the lucrative deal.

The World Cup-winning star has since been linked with a sensational move to the Premier League, with Liverpool believed to be among the destinations.

However, Sportbible reports that Klopp has poured cold water on the chances of the transfer happening, citing the club's financial crunch.

"We laugh about it. I can say that I think he's a really good player, but the financial conditions don't suit us at all," Klopp commented on the Mbappe links.

The German manager said that while he did not want to 'ruin the story', he was not aware of any truth to it.

"It's possible that someone else from the club is preparing something and wants to surprise me. But that hasn't happened in the eight years that I've been here," he added.

Real Madrid making Mbappe bid?

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Paris Saint-Germain believes Spanish giants, Real Madrid will submit an 'unacceptable' bid for Mbappe near the transfer deadline.

The Ligue 1 champions have reportedly put the 24-year-old forward up for sale after he refused to extend his deal, which is set to expire at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.

PSG is said to believe that Real Madrid will try to snap Mbappe up cheaply as the French forward is eager to leave them and join up with 14-time Champions League giants.

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