Kylian Mbappe has no chance of joining Liga club Real Madrid this winter which means Liverpool could be his only option, and James Maddison could join Newcastle United with Donny van de Beek replacing him at Leicester City. Elsewhere, Sir Jim Ratcliffe is focusing on building up Ligue Un side Nice, and Thiago Silva hopes for clarity over his Chelsea future.
LIVERPOOL ARE MBAPPE’S ONLY OPTION
After shock reports that Kylian Mbappe wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain despite recently signing a fresh contract, Marca reports that a working relationship between PSG and Real Madrid is not possible, and there is only one option for the 23-year-old French international if he wants to quit. That is Liverpool, who attempted to sign the player earlier this year.
Paper Round’s view: Liverpool would have to structure the transfer sum sensibly, because they seem to be restricted in the market under Jurgen Klopp of late. Of course, when a player as talented as Mbappe comes up for grabs, then it is entirely possible that FSG would strike to secure a player who might move them back into position to challenge Manchester City.