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PSG to lunch £87m bid for Coutinho as Mbappe deal stalls

Ligue 1 By: Collins Udeme | 06/07/2017

PSG to lunch £87m bid for Coutinho as Mbappe deal stalls

Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho is reportedly and an £87m target for Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain if they fail to land their top target Kylian Mbappe.

The Brazilian who lit up the Premier League last season and is crucial to the Reds's push for a title push has been strongly linked with Barcelona.

Le10 Sport as per SunSports claim the Parisians are hovering at around the £70million mark, while Liverpool rate the 25-year-old at £87m. But Monaco sensation Mbappe remains PSG’s top target as they look to add pace and guile up front.

They are keen to secure one of their country’s leading future talents but the shock league champions will not sell cheap. Having already failed to land Cristiano Ronaldo, PSG chiefs are aware they need to line up a high-profile signing after ending their Ligue 1 title streak.

And if Mbappe does not arrive in the French capital, club chiefs will step up their interest in Coutinho after reportedly making contact with his advisers to sound out interest.

Coutinho scored 14 goals last season as he secured a bumper five-year contract in January.

And after helping the Reds into the Champions League, he insisted he was happy at Anfield despite interest.