Saudi Arabia is making quite an impact on the football world, and just for Liverpool. The impact across soccer is just becoming clear and there is plenty more to be discovered.

The Reds know just how disruptive the Gulf state’s rise is this summer, with Jordan Henderson and Fabinho’s impending moves to the Pro League completely transforming the transfer landscape at Anfield.

But the pair’s expected exits have been well and truly blown out of the water over the past 24 hours, with arguably the world’s best player right now the subject of a world record offer from Saudi Arabia.

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Kylian Mbappé has been involved in an ongoing transfer saga at Paris Saint-Germain for years now, but his time in the French capital looks as though it could be coming to a spectacular end this summer.

The 24-year-old is the subject of a $333m (£259m/€300m) bid from Al Hilal, according to Fabrizio Romano, and the deal could be set to move quickly. Mbappé would be by far the most high-profile player to make the move to the Middle East, and he could be followed by another familiar face for Liverpool fans.

Here is the take on some of the biggest stories around European football today.

Sadio Mané set for Saudi Arabia offer

Sadio Mané could be set to leave Bayern Munich after just a year, with reports suggesting he is closing in on a move to Saudi Arabia.

According to CBS reporter James Benge, Al-Nassr has submitted a request to the Player Acquisition Centre of Excellence at the Ministry of Sport in order to finance the deal, with an offer of around $44m (£34m/€40m) being tabled.

It would represent something of a U-turn from Mané, with Sky Germany reporting last week that he wanted to salvage his career at Bayern Munich despite the German giant being open to a parting of ways. says: Even though he might have wanted to prove his doubters wrong, it seemed inevitable from the start of the summer that Mané would be leaving Bayern.

Like plenty of other former Liverpool players, he has proven once more that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Had things gone better this year, Saudi Arabia might still have made a move for Mané but would have been far less likely to succeed in being able to snap him up.

Bayern likely won’t be able to believe its luck that it could make a profit on Mané, but Saudi Arabia is well and truly turning the transfer window on its head at the moment. Taking that out of the equation given that Liverpool could not have foreseen the Saudi money arriving (and Mané would have been out of contract this summer had he stayed an extra 12 months), the reality is that the Reds cashed in at the right time.

Kylian Mbappé breaks silence on world record offer

Kylian Mbappé has broken his silence following Al-Hilal’s world record $333m (£259m/€300m) offer to PSG.

The Saudi Arabian side’s attempt to sign the 24-year-old is the talk of the sporting world at the moment, and has even reached the NBA. Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo joked on Twitter: "Al Hilal you can take me. I look like Kylian Mbappé."

The tweet drew a response from Mbappé, who posted a series of laughing emojis. The Daily Mail is among a number of outlets reporting that PSG has accepted the offer from the Saudi Pro League side.

Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo (print edition, via Paisley Gates) reports that Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and the Manchester clubs are interested in signing the player, but the Reds and Spurs can be ruled out on financial grounds. says: Mbappé’s response perhaps tells you everything you need to know about how he views this proposed move to Saudi Arabia. This certainly isn’t a player looking to prove themselves with another challenge, and more of a very pricey stepping stone towards getting his move to Real Madrid in a year’s time.