PSG will look to Phillipe Coutinho if the French side fails to land Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, according to L’Equipe (reported by Sky Sports).
After a fantastic season at Monaco, Mbappe has become the center of much interest from several clubs including Real Madrid, Arsenal, and PSG.
PSG have already launched a world record bid and simultaneously held talks with the 18-year-old and his father, but several reports indicate Mbappe is currently set to stay for at least one more season at Monaco.
PSG have also stepped up contacts with Phillipe Coutinho’s representatives and are believed to make an official bid close to £70.1 million for the Brazilian national. The Reds will be holding tough and aim to sell only if PSG will match their valuation worth £87 million for the 25-year-old.
Any deal between the two clubs would mean Phillipe Coutinho would replace the Barcelona target Marco Veratti as Barcelona are also ready to test French sides resolve with a bid close to £80 million.
Liverpool may use the incoming funds to finance moves for their own transfer priorities such as Naby Keita and Virgil Van Dijk, as a combined amount worth £130 million is what Liverpool require to sign the duo.
Although Klopp could use the funds to reinforce his side further ahead of the upcoming season, he would ideally prefer to build a team around the Brazilian star rather than find replacements for the playmaker.