Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly eager to sign Kylian Mbappe in the summer.
The Paris Saint-Germain hitman has been linked with a move to Anfield ever since he hinted he could leave the French capital last May.
And according to reports, Klopp is desperate to get his hands on the 20-year-old striker.
Spanish outletSportclaim the German "wants to coach" the World Cup winner, who is also on the radar of Spanish champions Real Madrid.
Klopp hasn't been shy in addressing speculation linking the Reds with Mbappe, recently shutting down the prospect of the Merseysiders acquiring his services.
“We have nothing to say about it to be honest, but [buying] this calibre of player is difficult!" Klopp said.
“I don’t think there is a club in the world that can buy Kylian Mbappe from PSG, that is how it is.
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"And we are involved in that too. We cannot do it, it is as easy as that.
“OK, from a sporting point of view, there are not a lot of reasons to not sign him…. what a player he is!
"But it is about the money of course. No chance. Absolutely no chance, sorry for killing that story!”
Mbappe himself is a fan of Klopp and Liverpool, telling The Mirror: “This season, Liverpool have been a machine in the Premier League,” Mbappe told the Daily Mirror.
“They have made winning look easy but the truth is that it is never easy. Performances, like they have been having, don’t just happen.
“To be as ruthless as they have been would come from lots of hard work in training and from having a very good manager.”
Mbappe and his PSG team-mates will be back in action on Friday night, travelling to the Principality to take on Monaco.
Liverpool, meanwhile, will welcome Leicester City to Anfield on Sunday evening.
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