Liverpool’s Kylian Mbappe chase proves latest Harry Kane transfer theory wrong

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Football fans are used to Premier League clubs playing mind games when it comes to transfers.

Each club wants to gain the upper hand when negotiating with their rivals, and Liverpool are no different in wanting the best deal possible.

Despite reports circling that the Merseyside club are cash-strapped and struggling to stump up the cash for Jurgen Klopp ’s transfer targets, the Reds are in pole position in the race to sign Kylian Mbappe.

The PSG superstar has been linked with a move to Anfield, and Liverpool have responded by stepping up their chase for the World Cup winner.

Therefore, Jose Enrique's claim the Reds can’t afford England captain Harry Kane seem bogus.

Speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Enrique said: “It's going to be difficult for a club to sort out a deal for him, even though he wants to leave, because we know Tottenham Hotspur make it very hard for clubs to sign their players – especially when it comes to Premier League rivals.

“I completely understand Tottenham wanting to get as much money as they can for him, but setting such a big price tag means only a couple of clubs can realistically sign him.

“Don't get me wrong, I'd love to see him at Liverpool, but if I'm honest with you, I don't believe they're going to spend the kind of money Tottenham will want.

“Even though they won the league last season, you have to understand Liverpool cannot compete with the likes of Man City and Chelsea when it comes to transfer fees.”

The Spaniard played alongside prolific Uruguayan Luis Suarez at Anfield, and insists Kane is in the same league.

He added: “I'd love to see Harry Kane at Liverpool.

“Who wouldn't want to sign Harry Kane? He'd improve any team in the world.

“He signed a new long-term contract a few years ago because he believed in the project, but that project is yet to return trophies, which is ultimately what Kane wants.”

But if Liverpool can afford Mbappe, then there’s a chance they can afford wantaway Kane.

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