Liverpool are the "most credible and dangerous candidate" to sign Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe, according to one report.
The French forward has long been linked with a move to Anfield, however, reports have often been tentative at best.
Mbappe's contract with PSG expires at the end of the season after he rejected a £259m bid to join Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League last summer, with previous expectations having been that he will leave the Ligue 1 champions for free at the end of the campaign.
The World Cup winner has been linked frequently with what seemed an inevitable move to Real Madrid next summer, but a recent report from Le Parisien suggests that Liverpool are the only other major party involved in a potential deal for Mbappe.
Not only this, but the French publication actually claims that Liverpool are the "most credible and dangerous candidate" to sign the 25-year-old should he not sign a new deal with PSG.
Reported as a "dream" signing for the Reds, Jurgen Klopp's longstanding admiration and pursuit of the former Monaco man is said to be a potential factor in his future decision.
However, it's worth noting that Le Parisien report that there is a strong possibility that Mbappe continues his career in Paris given how the club is tailor-made to suit the attacker.
Real Madrid's chances of signing Mbappe have seemingly taken a huge hit in recent transfer windows and a move to the Santiago Bernabeu is no longer a foregone conclusion.
Mbappe has admitted that he held transfer discussions with Liverpool when he was still at Monaco, also stating that the Reds are his mum's favourite team.
"I talked to Liverpool because it’s the favourite club of my mum, my mum loves Liverpool," said the forward. "I don’t know why, you will have to ask her! It’s a good club and we met them five years ago. When I was in Monaco I met them. It’s a big club."
Bringing Mbappe to Liverpool would certainly be statement signing from the current Premier League leaders, even if it remains extremely unlikely given the complexities of such a deal.
Despite Le Parisien's recent report, fans should still not get their hopes up regarding a move for Mbappe. The world-beating forward's future seems difficult to predict, but the huge financial outlay required to bring him to Anfield is likely to put off Fenway Sports Group.