Paris Saint-Germain have already made contact with Liverpool star Mohamed Salah amid uncertainty over the future of Kylian Mbappe this summer. Mbappe is about to enter the final year of his contract with PSG, so the French giants are keen to explore the options if they need to replace him.
While Neymar recently committed to the club until 2025 by signing a contract extension earlier this month, PSG are reportedly concerned that Mbappe is keeping his options open.
The 22-year-old striker has enjoyed a brilliant campaign, scoring 39 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions so far, and is reportedly attracting attention from some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have been linked with a summer move for the French World Cup winner and those rumours appear to have unsettled PSG.
According to L’Equipe, PSG are considering transfers for Barca superstar Lionel Messi, Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski and Liverpool forward Salah if Mbappe does move on.
The French newspaper reports that, while a deal for the Egyptian winger would be expensive, the club would be willing to take the plunge if Mbappe leaves and they have already made contact with Salah’s camp.
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Salah is under contract until 2023 with Liverpool, but has been the subject of rumours recently following a provocative interview with a Spanish newspaper in March.
“I hope to be able to play for many more years. Why not?” he told Marca when asked if he would like to play in La Liga in the future.
“No one knows what’s going to happen in the future, so… maybe one day, yes.
“I hope to be doing the same thing that I’ve been doing in recent years. Winning trophies, scoring goals, helping my team win trophies… That’s the most important thing for me.”
Salah has been in brilliant goalscoring form this season, netting 31 in 48 appearances across all competitions for Liverpool so far following his strike in Sunday’s 2-1 win over West Brom.
Yet his form has not prompted discussions over a new contract with Jurgen Klopp’s side, as he told Sky Sports earlier this month.
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“No one is talking to me about that, so I can’t say much about that,” he said when asked if the prospect of a new deal had been mentioned.
“No one in the club is talking to me about anything so I do not know.”
Paris Saint-Germain were second in Ligue 1, three points behind leaders Lille going into the penultimate round of fixtures on Sunday evening.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side suffered a major dent in their title challenge when they drew 1-1 with Rennes last weekend.
PSG, who have won seven of the last eight Ligue 1 titles, will face Brest in their final league match of the season after the French Cup final against Monaco.