Newspaper completely denies Liverpool’s offer over Kylian Mbappe…Arsenal transfer is also not in the cards

Newspaper completely denies Liverpool's offer over Kylian Mbappe...Arsenal transfer is also not in the cards Transfers

Having succeeded in their initial goal of strengthening their midfielders, Liverpool has left open the possibility of further reinforcements depending on the situation, with Southampton’s defensive midfielder Romeo Lavia reportedly the main target.

Liverpool, which has repeatedly made solid and smart signings, has made an exorbitant offer of £170m for French international Kylian Mbappe, who is rumored to be leaving Paris Saint-Germain, according to Edu Aguirre in “El Chiringuito TV”. 

The news is a complete lie, not only to Liverpool supporters, but also to anyone who is familiar with soccer. There has been a constant stream of gossip papers reporting on the relationship between Liverpool and the French striker, despite the fact that it is completely untrue.

The Independent’s Miguel Delany discussed the topic and reiterated that there has been no offer from Liverpool. In addition, he wrote that Arsenal, which is seen as the first choice in the Premier League, also has no budget left.

“Sources with knowledge of the situation were on Friday insistent that there was no bid from Liverpool, as any such move is simply beyond the club’s transfer plans.”

“In any case, it is understood that Arsenal would actually be Mbappe’s first preference if he were to ever go to the Premier League, both because he likes the evolution of Mikel Arteta’s team and would also enjoy the challenge of delivering the title to the club again.”

“He is nevertheless seen as way beyond Arsenal’s budget, too, and it should be stressed there has been no contact. Much will depend on whether there is a serious move, either by another club or Mbappe himself, as to whether Madrid go on to purchase him this summer.”

At the moment, the former Monaco forward, who is under contract with PSG until 2024, could be available on a free transfer in next summer’s transfer market. 

However, Liverpool does not have the budget to supplement his salary, which is also significantly above that of Mohamed Salah, currently the highest paid Egyptian international, making it a pipe dream for Mbappe to play at Anfield.