Liverpool will seriously consider bidding for Kylian Mbappe if the Monaco striker believes the Premier League is a viable destination.
Mbappe is likely to be the subject of the most intense speculation of any player this summer, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and a list of Premier League clubs interested in his signature.
A number of offers have already reportedly been lodged for the France forward, who has previously said he would be more than happy to stay at Monaco.
Reports in Spain claimed that Liverpool had bid £87.7m for Mbappe on Friday, but Paul Joyce of The Times says there has been no ‘official’ approach as yet from Anfield.
Joyce does add that the Reds ‘are prepared to lead the bidding’ for the player if he indicates that a move to England is a possibility, however.
Manchester United, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with Mbappe, with the latest rumours claiming that linking up with Arsene Wenger appeals to the player.
But despite their lack of comparative financial firepower, Liverpool have a ‘genuine’ interest and will monitor the situation closely.
The club even had an enquiry rebuffed last summer, with Mbappe ‘considered a game-changing target’.
Joyce concedes that a move to Liverpool ‘feels unlikely’, but that the club ‘are ensuring that they feature in the conversations’.