£60m price tag on Liverpool target Keita – report

Date published: Friday 26th May 2017 8:49

RB Leipzig have decided that none of their first-team stars are for sale, including Liverpool target Naby Keita.

The 22-year-old midfield enforcer is belived to be Klopp’s top midfield target after impressing for the Bundesliga side this season.

The Guinea international has made 31 league appearances and helped the minnows into the Champions League via an unbelievable second-placed finish in the Bundesliga.

But Leipzig are desperate to hold on to Keita, who cost them £12.75m from RB Salzburg last summer.

 

“We have decided that we will not sell any player from our starting line-up,” said Leipzig chief executive Oliver Mintzlaff.

“Ralf Rangnick [sporting director] told this to our team at the end of the season. We will keep our team together and keep on developing.”

The Times believes “only offers in the region of £50-60 million would prompt Leipzig to reconsider their stance” for a player who is contracted until June 2020.

That would mean Liverpool smashing their transfer record, which remains the £35million they forked out for Andy Carroll in January 2011.

The club though are reportedly happy with spending that kind of money on Keita, who Klopp rates very highly indeed.

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