Leipzig confirm rejected £66m bid for Liverpool target Keita

Date published: Wednesday 19th July 2017 9:20

RB Leipzig owner Dietrich Mateschitz has revealed that the club have turned down an offer for Naby Keita.

Keita has emerged as Liverpool’s primary target this summer, with the Reds keen to enforce their midfield options ahead of a campaign in the Champions League.

They have pursued the 22-year-old for months, but Leipzig are adamant that they will not sell.

The German side themselves will embark on a first campaign in the Champions League this coming season, and wish to keep their key players.

But Liverpool are still confident they can sign the player, and appear to have lodged a £66.3m bid for his services.

“Lately we got a €75m offer for Naby Keita. No way! He has a contract and he will accomplish it,” Mateschitz told Bild.

“To sell him would not only be a proof of distrust to our fans but also the wrong sign for our players like Timo Werner, who is in demand too.”

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