Barcelona hijack Real Madrid transfer plan to nab Kylian Mbappe

Barcelona are ready to rival Real Madrid as they look to pursue the signature of Kylian Mbappe.

The Frenchman is in them midst of contract talks with PSG but his future is far from secure, especially while Thomas Tuchel leads the Parisians.

He and Mbappe had words on the touchline earlier this month which sparked rumours of an early exit from his contract in the French capital given the pair's supposed fractious relationship.

Madrid have long been linked with the 20-year-old, who they see as their next Galactico, something the fans are also keen on.

Barcelona, who themselves are conscious that they need to plan for life after Lionel Messi, are weighing up a move for Mbappe.

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But, according to Eldesmarque, the Catalans are more interested in the World Cup winner than he is in them.

Mbappe is prepared to listen to their offer but is more concerned with playing them against their arch rivals Madrid in an effort to raise his financial value.

Despite being one of the world's elite players the former Monaco man earns considerably less than team-mate Neymar at the Parc des Princes.

Two other clubs also interested in Mbappe are Premier League duo Liverpool and Manchester United.

The European champions are the more attractive proposition from a footballing point of view with the Reds set to add the Premier League title to last season's success.

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Mbappe has confessed his admiration for Jurgen Klopp's side, but his stature in world football will inevitably see him linked with a switch to Old Trafford.

While United are not the force they once were on the pitch, off it they still have the economic power to attract the Frenchman should he want to seek a genuine challenge.

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