Kylian Mbappe has been the subject of intense speculation over the last few days.
Inaccurate reports claimed that the Frenchman had already agreed a deal to join Real Madrid.
Those claims have since been refuted by many other reliable outlets and individuals.
However, the 25-year-old continues to be linked with moves to Real Madrid and Liverpool, with Los Blancos the clear favourites.
Now Fabrizio Romano has provided the latest on the coveted attacker amid plenty of reports being made in the past few days.
What did Fabrizio Romano say about Kylian Mbappe?
The Italian transfer guru maintains that the Frenchman has “not decided his future” and the “timing will be up to” the PSG attacker.
Speaking to Caught Offside, Romano said:
“As always, we’re seeing a lot of different stories on Kylian Mbappe.”
“He’s a fantastic player, and out of contract in the summer.”
“So, it’s normal to see speculation, which is now coming from a number of different media outlets and in different countries.”
“So, what’s really going on?”
“First of all, I think it’s important to respect the statement from the player’s camp.”
“Their message is very clear: Mbappe has not decided his future, has no agreement with anyone, and no official message or rumour in the media can influence the timing of the decision.”
“Nothing has been decided, and the timing will be up to Mbappe.”
Fabrizio Romano then went on to highlight the agreement or ‘pact’ that Mbappe has with PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi:
“It’s important to say that Mbappe himself has said to the French media that he has a pact with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to protect all parties in this story.”
“This relates to the €70-80m loyalty bonus that he will not receive if he decides to sign for Real Madrid.”
“However, my understanding is also that part of the pact is that Mbappe will tell Nasser Al-Khelaifi before anyone else when he decides his future.”
“Mbappe will inform the PSG president, whether it’s to go to Real Madrid or anywhere else, or sign a new deal.”
“According to my information, Mbappe has not communicated anything to the club or the president so far, it can happen in the next days or weeks, but before saying he’s 100% staying or going, we have to wait for him to inform PSG.”
What does this mean for Liverpool?
The transfer expert did not say anything about Liverpool, which suggests he does not think a move will materialize.
There is no doubt that signing Kylian Mbappe would completely shatter Liverpool’s carefully managed wage structure.
The Reds have always carefully managed wage demands, and signing Mbappe would be a complete shift in strategy by FSG.
It is unlikely Liverpool do make a move for the talented Frenchman, but him leaving on a free transfer does make things interesting.