Liverpool’s hopes of persuading RB Leipzig to part with highly-rated midfielder Naby Keita have been dealt another blow.
The Reds have been chasing the Guinea international all summer, with some reports suggesting the Merseysiders are willing to pay as much as £70million for the 22-year-old.
Keita is understood to be keen to make the move, but RB Leipzig have consistently refuted that the player is for sale.
Now, sporting director Ralf Rangnick claims even a world-record bid of £100m might not be enough to persuade them to do business.
“None of our players has an exit clause this season, there is no pain limit – even in the three-digit (£100m) range,” he said during a press conference.
“We will not give (sell) a regular player and it does not matter if someone says he does not know where to play next season. It’s enough if we know it.”