Liverpool have been perennially linked with Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe, and the rumours have surfaced recently as he approaches the last five months of his current contract at the Ligue 1 club.
Real Madrid have been tipped as favourites to land the France international on a free in the summer, but the Reds are believed to still be in the race to recruit the services of the 25-year-old.
However, Liverpool cannot sign Mbappe due to the Premier League’s Profitability and Sustainability Rules.
The PSR are designed to promote financial stability and sustainability amongst English top-flight clubs by limiting the losses that they can incur.
The PSG star earns about £172 million a season, according to The Times, which makes it impossible for Liverpool and co to do a deal as their spending is limited by profit and sustainability rules.
Limiting clubs’ spending money in the Premier League has its advantages, but a key disadvantage is that it prevents them from signing someone like Mbappe.
Proponents of the PSR insist the wealthiest clubs – particularly those that are state-owned – would be able to buy anyone they want without regulations.
The Premier League do not want the biggest spenders to have that type of advantage over the others, and they have ensured that the rules forbid signing someone like Mbappe right now due to the cost involved.
As a result, Liverpool simply cannot bring the Frenchman to Anfield even if they can afford it.
They could do with such a prolific hitman given the uncertainty surrounding the future of Mohamed Salah and his age, but the Premier League have rules in place to prevent such a move from happening.
Nevertheless, the rumours are unlikely to stop anytime soon, but the fact remains that Mbappe will not be joining Liverpool or any Premier League club this summer.
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