Mbappe: Madrid wanted me when I was 14

Mbappe: Madrid wanted me when I was 14

A source told ESPN FC last week that two clubs had made bids of more than €100 million for the 18-year-old, whose stunning displays in Monaco's Ligue 1 title win and run to the semifinals of the Champions League have sparked strong interest from Europe's biggest clubs.

Liverpool have been monitoring Mbappe's rapid rise over the a year ago, which has seen the teenager become a firm fixture at the Stade Louis II stadium.

Liverpool are the latest side to enter the mix for Mbappe, but the Reds will have some tough competition if they want to get the coveted forward.

Gab Marcotti and Steve Nicol see no reason why Gareth Bale couldn't stay at Real Madrid if they were to sign Kylian Mbappe.

But Mbappe has said any decision about his future will be considered with the help of his family.

We'll have to sort through things, see what happens with the club.

"We're going to go away with the family and we'll think about what's going to happen", he said after the match.

Real have been joined by La Liga rivals Barcelona, Premier League giants Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City and fellow French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain in the battle to land Mbappe, but Monaco have so far managed to resist all offers - whether official or not - to hold on to the 100m euro-rated forward.

Jurgen Klopp has not been shy about his desire to strengthen Liverpool's attacking line ahead of the upcoming season. "I have seen him for a good few years now and he is always scoring goals". "That would be much more of an obsession for me than the Ballon d'Or, for example".

Arsenal's failure to qualify for the competition could open the door to the club who have wanted Mbappe since he was just 14 - and a side who have won three of the last four Champions League trophies.

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