We know where Erling Haaland’s going this summer and we’ll find out ‘very soon’ where Kylian Mbappe’s future lies, the Paris Saint-Germain star has said.
The French forward is set to be a free agent in the summer with his contract at the Ligue 1 club set to expire in June.
Real Madrid tried to sign Mbappe last summer but look set to sign him on a free transfer this summer. Or will they?Getty
It’s widely reported that Real Madrid will be his next destination, however, there have been suggestions the player could stay on at the Parc des Princes with even French president Emmanuel Macron among the many trying to persuade him to not leave.
However, the 23-year-old revealed that it’ll become clear where his future lies, saying he has ‘almost’ made his decision.
“I can’t say about my future but you’ll know very soon… it’s almost decided,” Mbappe said as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
“This isn’t the right moment but yes, yes… my decision is almost done.”
The deal would be a massive coup even by Real Madrid’s standards but there was nothing in those quotes to suggest he’s definitely off to the Bernabeu.
And talkSPORT’s transfer expert Alex Crook wonders whether this transfer saga could be about to take one big twist.
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Ever since Manchester City announced they’d be getting their hands on Haaland there’s been pressure put on Liverpool to respond to this mega transfer.
However, the focus at Anfield right now will be to keep the stars already on their books rather than bringing in new faces, including star forwards Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Talk of whether Salah will extend his contract at Liverpool has dragged on throughout the season which could bring an unprecedented quadruple.
Both Salah and the club have remained tight-lipped on the nature of the negotiations but there are fears among Liverpool fans that ‘The Egyptian King’ could be on his way out.
Salah’s Liverpool contract expires in June 2023, meaning this summer would be the last chance for Liverpool to cash in on him if he leavesGetty
And with more reports suggesting Mbappe could well stay put, Crook suggested Salah could become Real Madrid’s hot new signing of the summer.
“I thought they [Liverpool] would do all they could to keep him,” Crook said on Darren Bent’s Boot Room.
“There have been some public statements, suggestions they haven’t quite managed to come up with an agreement yet.
“Real Madrid haven’t signed Kylian Mbappe, that’s still up in the air.
“I think it he does stay then surely Mo Salah is next on the list and if Mo Salah does leave Liverpool then Real Madrid will probably be the only club that would attract him.”
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