German club RB Leipzig are determined not to sell their star midfielder Naby Keita, and are set to reject any and every bid for the midfield this summer.
The player has attracted a lot of interest, especially from Liverpool, but despite some huge bids from the English club, the Bundesliga side has ruled out a potential sale. In fact, according to Sky Sports, a source close to the club has stated that Keita isn’t for sale at any cost, and RBL value the player to a high extent.
Reports also claim that Leipzig have rejected an offer worth £67m from an unnamed club, which is believed to be Liverpool, who according to Sky Sports, have had three bids turned down. This comes as a big blow for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who is desperate to add Keita to his squad.
The promising player has a £48m release clause, but that can only be activated next year. The Reds sold Lucas Leiva to Lazio, and could also lose another midfielder in the form of Emre Can to Juventus. But now, with the Keita pursuit meeting a dead end, the Reds could be forced to keep hold of Can at any cost.
Further reports state that Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick is trying to convince Keita to sign a new contract, so as to fend off any interest from other clubs once and for all. Leipzig have qualified for the Champions League for the first time, so it is no wonder that they want their key players to stay.
Meanwhile, the Premier League giants have recently signed left-back Andy Robertson, who joins Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke at Merseyside this summer.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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