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Transfer window: Of course we like Mbappe – we’re not blind, says Liverpool boss Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has revealed they’re interested in PSG’s Bosman prospect Kylian Mbappe.

The France international has revealed he will wait until June to announce where he will play next season, with reports suggesting that will be in Madrid for Real, as he becomes the highest paid player in the club’s history.

Reports have suggested that the Reds were informed by Mbappe that his preference was to join his boyhood club, with a move now appearing imminent.

And Klopp indicated that he and his Anfield club had been in the running to sign the PSG star, insisting: “Of course we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind!”

Klopp refused to reveal if he or the club had any direct contact with the high regarded striker, despite indications that there WERE exchanges between the two parties over several months.

“Actually, I have nothing to say about that [reported contact] but between Kylian and Liverpool,” Klopp would only say.

Klopp made clear though, that Liverpool couldn’t get involved in an ever spiralling auction, with his current club PSG offering to match any figure.

He said: “It’s all set, it’s all fine. We of course like him and if you don’t like him then you have to question yourself.

“But no we are not, we cannot be part of these battles. There must be other clubs involved and that is fine. He is a great player.”

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