Kylian Mbappé was ‘betrayed’ by PSG, as Julian Nagelsmann might block Liverpool’s $32 million transfer.

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Liverpool Euro rivals round-up: The fallout between Kylian Mbappé and PSG continues, while the French side could prevent Liverpool from landing one of their targets.

Due to a busy week in Europe, Liverpool’s summer rebuild has somewhat lost its place in the spotlight this week.

The futures of two of the sport’s biggest stars have been in the news as transfer activity across the continent ramps up.

The first player to take over the transfer news was Kylian Mbappé, whose will he, won’t he PSG saga took a dramatic turn. The French superstar has notified his club that he won’t be invoking a clause in his contract that would allow him to stay put until 2025, fueling rumors that he would eventually transfer this summer.

Then it was Jude Bellingham’s time, who ended speculation about his future by signing a contract with Real Madrid. The England midfielder was introduced in the Spanish city amid much fanfare after signing a six-year contract.

Unless Mbappé surpasses him, which sources in France say he might, Bellingham’s move could out up being the most significant of the summer. In Liverpool’s case, PSG may cause it to lose out on one of its purported transfer targets.

Here is Liverpool.com’s analysis of some of the most important stories affecting European football right now.

PSG believe Mbappé “betrayed” them.

After feeling “betrayed” by Kylian Mbappé’s choice to not prolong his stay in the French capital, Paris Saint-Germain will reportedly try to unload him this summer.

Mbappé informed PSG of his choice not to exercise the one-year contract option earlier this week, sparking rumors that he may consider leaving the team. The 24-year-old, though, called the rumors about his possible departure “lies” and insisted he was “very happy” to return to Paris for the upcoming season.

 

But if Mbappé doesn’t change his mind, PSG will reportedly put him on the market this summer, according to L’Equipe. The contract is slated to expire in a year, so the French international may be free to go in the summer of 2019.

The writing appears to be on the wall for Mbappé and PSG, according to Liverpool.com. Since it has seemed like a matter of when, not if, the forward would quit the team and likely join Real Madrid this summer, it only makes sense for PSG to attempt to recoup some of their investment.

Despite having previously expressed interest and appearing to be the most likely destination out of all the Premier League teams, it appears doubtful that Liverpool will come up in that discussion. The Reds’ greatest chance is that Mbappé completes his contract and gives them a year to perform at their peak, but PSG can’t let him depart for nothing.

Pavard might travel with Nagelsmann to PSG.

This summer, Julian Nagelsmann might try to recruit Benjamin Pavard to PSG, putting an end to Liverpool’s hopes of landing the defender.

Nagelsmann is still the French champion’s “number one priority” to succeed Christophe Galtier, according to L’Equipe. Since the German was fired by Bayern Munich earlier this year, he has been jobless.

And should he make the move to the French capital, he could take one of his former Bayern stars with him. The report claims Pavard is highly rated by Nagelsmann, and with no sign of him signing a new contract in Germany, he could be on the move.

Additionally, if he relocated to Paris, he might bring one of his former Bayern Munich players with him. According to the article, Nagelsmann holds Pavard in high regard, and because there has been no indication that he has signed a new deal in Germany, he may be moving.

It will be intriguing to see how Pavard’s summer unfolds, according to Liverpool.com. The reported interest in the French international (via BILD) seems to make some sense in light of Liverpool’s decision to loan out Calvin Ramsay, even though the Reds have other priorities.

But if he decides to follow his old boss to PSG, it might make just as much sense. Regarding the type of defender Liverpool desires, a lot will depend on how Jürgen Klopp organizes his team for the upcoming season and whether he remains with the system that was successful in the stretch run of the previous campaign.

 

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