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Liverpool to increase Naby Keita offer, as another signing edges closer

Liverpool are close to completing one signing while planning to increase their offer for RB Leipzigs Naby Keita.

The Reds have been interested in signing the Guinean international all summer, but have repeatedly come up against resistance from the Bundesliga runners up who do not want to sell their prize asset.

The midfielder himself is believed to be keen to join Jurgen Klopp men, and has urged the Germans to grant him a ‘dream move to Anfield’.

Liverpool upped their offer to £57m last week, an offer which was once again rejected as Leipzig hold out for £75m. However, according to the Liverpool Echo, the Anfield club have not given up on signing the 22-year-old midfielder, and will up their offer to £65m.

Keita has a £48m release clause in his contract with the German club, but that cannot be triggered until next summer.

Meanwhile, Liverpool are thought to be close to completing the £8m signing of Andy Robertson from relegated club Hull City. The Scotland international will not sign in time to fly to Hong Kong with the rest of the Liverpool squad on Sunday, but should be able join up with his new teammates in the coming days.

This will likely trigger the departure of Alberto Moreno, who lost his place at left-back to James Milner last season. Lucas Leiva is also on the bring of leaving after the club accepted a £5m bid.

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