Klopp confirms Mbappe interest but rules out getting involved in bidding war
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Klopp confirms Mbappe interest but rules out getting involved in bidding war

Jurgen Klopp confirms Liverpool would be interested in signing Kylian Mbappe but they would not get involved in a bidding war for the player.

Klopp was glowing in his praise of Mbappe but made it clear that Liverpool are unable to compete with the wages being offered to the 23-year-old.

A report in France over the weekend suggested Liverpool were the third club involved in the race to agree on terms with Mbappe, along with PSG and Real Madrid.

"Of course, we are interested in Kylian Mbappe, we are not blind!" said Klopp.

Pressed on whether there had been contact with Mbappe's camp, Klopp added: "I have nothing to say about that. We obviously like him, and if you don't obviously you have to question yourself.

"But no, we cannot be part of these battles. There must be other clubs involved but that's fine. He is still a great player."

The 2018 World Cup winner had been expected to become a free agent when his contract expires on June 30 and has is being heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Real Madrid. 

The 2021-22 campaign has seen Mbappe rack up a total of 36 goals and 26 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions, including 25 strikes and 19 assists from 34 appearances in Ligue 1.

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