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PSG star Mbappe aware Liverpool, Real Madrid can't afford him

Kylian Mbappe reportedly knows that Liverpool and Real Madrid will be unable to afford signing him this summer.

The PSG forward continues to be tentatively linked with two of Europe's biggest clubs, with his contract set to expire in 2022.

And according to journalist Julien Laurens, Mbappe has a number of options in front of him.

Laurens told ESPN FC, via The Express: "[Mbappe] can extend the contract like PSG have offered him, another four-year deal with a huge pay rise which would take him to around the similar money that Neymar is on.

"We're talking around €35million (£30.1m) a year, which is a lot of money.

"He could also not want to extend but he also knows no one can pay for him right now. Not in transfer fee, not in those kinds of wages either.

"Not Real Madrid, not Liverpool, they don't have that kind of money unless they sell a lot of players, which is not going to be immediate. So he knows that.

"The third option is to run down his contract. PSG won't be happy, they can't afford to let him go on a free in the summer 2022 but that could be better for Kylian."

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