RB Leipzig have told Liverpool in no uncertain terms that “nothing” will make them sell their Naby Keita or any of their other “key players”.
The Guinean has become Jurgen Klopp’s No 1 transfer target in recent weeks, with Leipzig placing a £70million valuation on the midfielder in an effort to put the Reds off the scent.
And while Liverpool made their first contact with the Bundesliga side on Sunday evening, the player has since raised the Reds’ hopes of striking a deal after the player and his agent held two meetings with Leipzig.
However, any deal for Keita will be far from easy with Leipzig once again insisting they will not sell the midfielder, or any other of their prized assets.
“We will definitely not be letting any key players go,” RB Leipzig sporing director Ralf Rangnick stated on Thursday at the unveiling of the club’s new signing Jean-Kevin Augustin. “There’s nothing that will make us budge.
“It’s totally normal for clubs to be interested in our players, but that doesn’t affect our stance on the matter.”