Liverpool are set to make a third and final offer for Naby Keita, who is said to be keen on a move to Anfield.
The Reds have made two prior attempts to nab the midfielder away from the new Bundesliga giants, offering sums of £57.3 million and £66 million, but have seen both the bids turned down.
The player is said to be keen on a switch to the Merseyside himself, but has not made a fuss or demanded a move away. Leipzig have held strong on their stance regarding Keita’s future as well, refusing to let him go at any cost.
As a result, Liverpool have been left with no option but to come at the German club with large sums of money for the player, as per The Independent, they have now prepared an offer in the region of £75m – of which £40m will be paid upfront.
Keita currently has a clause in his contract with Leipzig that states he could leave the club at the end of the season for around £48m.
Dietrich Mateschitz, Leipzig’s owner, addressed the speculation surrounding his star player’s future, by stating: “We don’t sell any of our players just to get money. Lately we got a €75m offer for Naby Keita. No way!
“He has a contract and he will fulfil it. To sell him would not only be a proof of distrust to our fans but also the wrong sign for our players like Timo Werner, who is in demand too.”
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