Realistically, deep down, most Liverpool fans have always known Kylian Mbappé was never going to end up at Anfield. That the young talent’s cost in transfer fee and wages would be just too high even for a club as big as the Reds.

Still, it’s been nice just to be seriously linked. To have a bit of fun with talk of #Mbappe2020 and Nike footing the bill. And this week we have a resurfacing to report, with a transfer tale out of Spain reviving a bit of Mbappe to Liverpool.

The main angle, being a Spanish report care of ElDesmarque, is of course a Spanish team. Or two. You know which two. Barcelona and Real Madrid. Neither of whom are shy about splashing the cash on a big name signing or seven.