RB Leipzig reject €65m Liverpool bid for Naby Keita

Jurgen Klopp has made the dynamic midfielder his main transfer target, but the Bundesliga club are so far unwilling to sell

Liverpool have seen a €65 million bid for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita rejected.

As first reported by Bild, the Reds submitted a big-money offer but were swiftly turned down by the Bundesliga club, who maintain the 22-year-old is not for sale.

“We will definitely not be letting any key players go,” RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick said at a press conference last week. “There’s nothing that will make us budge.”

Keita was instrumental in leading Leipzig to a surprise second-place finish in the Bundesliga last term, qualifying the club for the Champions League.

Jurgen Klopp has made the Guinea international Liverpool’s top transfer target this summer, but has so far been rebuffed in his efforts.

Roma winger Mohamed Salah and Chelsea attacker Dominic Solanke are Liverpool’s only transfer additions so far this summer, with the club looking to strengthen further ahead of a Champions League campaign in 2017-18.

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