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Liverpool enjoy edge on Real Madrid in battle for PSG striker Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool enjoy an edge on Real Madrid in the battle for the signature of PSG striker Kylian Mbappe, it has been claimed.

AS says the Reds could use the LeBron James/Nike factor to help persuade the Frenchman to move to Anfield.

Basketball star James is a part-owner of the Merseyside club and he 'stands between' Real Madrid and the France international.

James used the World Cup winner's photo as his profile picture on a social networking site and Mbappé swapped his photo with that of the Los Angeles Lakers star on his official Instagram account.

This was done as a part of a Nike advertising campaign. It's also known that the two athletes have met on several occasions and share a good relationship.

In addition to this, Nike are also kit sponsors of the Premier League winners, and AS add this 'would make it easier' for the Merseyside club, in terms of the economic operation, to sign the PSG star.

Mbappe is now inside the final 18 months of his PSG contract.

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