Liverpool will not be put off by RB Leipzig’s £70m valuation of midfielder Naby Keïta and will seek to test the German club’s resolve.
Jürgen Klopp will be back at Melwood this coming week and it seems with the German’s return imminent, the club are ready to push on with some huge transfer plans.
Paul Joyce of the Times has seemingly confirmed tentative reports from other outlets this morning that Liverpool will not be put off by RB Leipzig’s £70m valuation of their star player Naby Keïta and that the Reds will seek to test the German club’s resolve in the coming days.
This would see the club absolutely smash their current transfer record of £36.9m that they recently shelled out to sign Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah from Roma while also potentially breaking the Bundesliga transfer record previously set by Manchester City’s signing of Kevin De Bruyne in 2015.
Joyce reports that despite Keïta’s contract holding a release clause of £48m that will activate next summer, Liverpool are aware they “must capitalise now on the prospect of being back in the Champions League.”
Liverpool have been told initially that the player is not for sale but the club know that they cannot “seek to establish whether that position is final” unless they submit a concrete offer.
Joyce reports that Klopp is at a crossroads of sorts, with the German “facing a decision on whether to prolong his interest in his targets or look elsewhere,” with Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah the Reds only new additions so far.