Liverpool have had a £66m bid rejected for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. This come just a week after the Reds had a £57m bid also rejected.
Liverpool appeared to finally be edging closer to signing Naby Keita from RB Leipzig but their latest attempt has left them frustrated. The Reds were convinced that a £66m bid would be enough to secure the Guinea international. However, Leipzig are standing firm on their ‘not for sale’ stance.
Liverpool’s latest bid comes just a week after they had a £57m bid rejected but Klopp is determined to land the midfielder. Keita along with van Dijk have been Liverpool’s main priorities this summer but Liverpool have been rebuffed by any approach for the highly coveted players.
RB Leipzig’s stance is further bolstered by Red Bull’s co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz’s latest comments.
In an interview with German publication Sport1 he stated the following:
“We want to improve and consolidate the club…we do not sell any players who are still under contract just to make a lot of money.”
That statement further reiterates the message that has been coming from RB Leipzig all summer. However, Liverpool still believe that they can tempt Leipzig in to allowing Keita to leave. Liverpool also believe that Keita wants to leave Leipzig for Anfield.
Therefore Liverpool are expected to make one final ‘take it or leave it’ offer to Leipzig. That offer is expected to be around £70m-75m.