Naby Keita has ‘reiterated his desire’ to join Liverpool, according to one of three Guinean reporters.
Keita has emerged as Liverpool’s priority signing this summer, with the RB Leipzig midfielder expected to cost a club-record £70million.
Negotiations have stalled somewhat in recent days however, with the Reds reluctant to part with such a high fee.
Amadou Makadji was one of three Guinean reporters who offered updates on the move on Wednesday, with Keita having reportedly held a meeting with Leipzig.
Makadji, who Paul Joyce has revealed as one of his sources on the Keita move for The Times, stating that the decision now lies with the Bundesliga club.
“At the last meeting that took place on Wednesday, Naby, accompanied by his representatives, reiterated his desire to join the Reds,” Makadji posted on Twitter.
“The ball is now in the camp of the German club, who will decide in the coming days if they want to sell or not.”
Sega Diallo, who works for Football Factory Radio and TV, added: “Leipzig will soon take a decision on the sale of the Guinean. Keita has clearly expressed his willingness to move to Liverpool – but he will not spit on Leipzig.
“What Liverpool must fear most is rejection by Leipzig and a bigger offer from Bayern.”
Another Guinean reporter, N’Dire Diallo, weighed in, claiming: “Keita has eyes for Liverpool. He hammered it in Leipzig’s direction this week.”