Liverpool have received encouragement in their pursuits of PSG forward Kylian Mbappe and Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, while there is a sensational transfer claim regarding Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka
Liverpool have been handed one of their most promising updates on Kylian Mbappe to date as the situation surrounding his Paris Saint-Germain contract continues to unfold.
Talks over an extension have been proceeding for many months with virtually no progress, and PSG sporting director Leonardo has reportedly been removed from the negotiating table by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who will take charge himself.
But it appears the change of tack has not produced the desired effect for the Ligue 1 giants, with Mbappe gradually edging closer to a move to Liverpool or Real Madrid.
Meanwhile, the Reds have received encouragement in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez, and there is a sensational claim over Granit Xhaka amid continued speculation over his Arsenal future.
There’s no better place to kick off your week than with Monday’s Liverpool transfer round-up.
Mbappe to Merseyside on a free
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Liverpool are expected to try and sign Kylian Mbappe on a free transfer next summer as Paris Saint-Germain grow increasingly resigned to losing the forward for nothing.
That’s according to French outlet RMC Sport , which claims the 22-year-old has no desire to sign a contract extension with PSG even though he has entered the final 12 months of his deal.
As such, both clubs appear likely to wait until next summer, when they will bid to snap up the former Monaco man for no transfer fee.
Mbappe has scored 132 goals and laid on 61 assists in 171 appearances for PSG, and his future is sure to dominate headlines for many months to come.
Saul to swap Atletico for Anfield
Atletico Madrid have agreed to offload Saul Niguez to Liverpool this summer, according to reports in Spain.
The Reds have been monitoring Saul with a view to replacing Georginio Wijnaldum, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer last month.
The 26-year-old Spaniard is considered one of the finest central midfielders in La Liga and carries a hefty price tag believed to be in the region of €70million (£60m).
But Madrid-based publication La Razon claims Atletico are willing to negotiate a lower fee for Saul, given they are open to letting him move to Anfield.
Reds in Xhaka race
Liverpool may look to foil Jose Mourinho’s plans by swooping for Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka before the transfer window shuts.
That’s according to a sensational report on Transfermarketweb , which claims the Reds are one of a number of European giants monitoring Xhaka.
The Switzerland midfielder has been expected to join Roma for some time, where he would link up with newly-appointed manager Mourinho.
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