Earlier this month reports coming out of Spain and France explaining that Liverpool will rival Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid for Kylian Mbappe’s signing.

The attacker has a contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022 and they remain hopeful new head coach Mauricio Pochettino will be able to convince the Frenchman to sign a new deal.

Eden Hazard has struggled since he signed for Los Blancos from Chelsea back in 2019. Reports in the English press have claimed the Belgian could be sold and the Madrid outfit could use those funds to sign Kylian.

These claims are relayed in Spanish publication Sport and they add Eden has time until the end of this term to change the opinion of the La Liga winners.

Liverpool’s interest in the World Cup winner is also mentioned in the outlet as the Reds are a ‘strong opponent’ to the fellow European heavyweights in the race for the Parisians star.

It’s claimed Jurgen Klopp ‘bets heavily’ on Mbappe to ‘strengthen and refresh’ his squad at the club. In addition to this, the German tactician maintains regular contact with Kylin and his environment.

Sport adds the Premier League champions are prepared to compete financially with Real Madrid for the former AS Monaco prodigy.

Elsewhere, Liverpool are allegedly in no rush to open contract talks with winger Mohamed Salah.

He has two-and-a-half years remaining on his contract and while rival teams are taking note of the lack of developments at Anfield, the Daily Mail claims that the Reds have no plans to begin negotiations over the coming months.

The report adds that the Premier League giants will bide their time because of the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.