Liverpool '100 per cent' won't sign Naby Keita this summer - RB Leipzig


The Chinese group, who has to deal with the bounds of Fair Play Finance this season, has all the intentions to bring the club up and is trying to prepare a big signing for next season: Naby Keita.

The Reds have seen bids of £57m and £66m rejected by RB Leipzig already this window, and they are now understood to have cooled their interest after being told that Keita is not for sale at any price.

In the contract of the Leipzig player, it is expected that a 50 million Euro release clause will be activated, which will allow all clubs to take the young talent from the Bundesliga should they match the clause.

Manager Jurgen Klopp hasn't been able to identify another replacement for Keita in the market, and is left with no other choice than to make do with the current crop of defensive midfielders within his rank.

There is also the risk that the Reds drop out of the Champions League places at the end of the season, thus likely ruling them out of Keita.

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"At the beginning of the transfer period we said we would start with the same team and of the players we had previous year no one will go".

"We [have] very young players and I think for them it is very important to play the first year in the Champions League as a team".

But, according to Calciomercato, Liverpool will not have it all their own way in a years time as Inter Milan will push for Keita too. "I think he is more focused than previous year".

The Italian club are not the only one interested in grabbing hold of the versatile dynamo as French giants PSG are also rumoured to be monitoring Naby Keita.