Published: Thu, January 11, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Leipzig open to Keita joining Liverpool in January

Leipzig open to Keita joining Liverpool in January

RB Leipzig have softened their stance on Naby Keita and they could be convinced to allow him to join Liverpool in the January transfer window.

And the report in Bild also says that the enforcer has been ostracised by his team-mates.

The dynamic midfielder has already agreed a £48m move to Liverpool next summer and is effectively on loan at Leipzig, though the Reds have been trying to bring forward the deal following Philippe Coutinho's move to Barcelona.

Fulham vice-chairman Tony Khan has said the club's 17-year-old English left-back Ryan Sessegnon will not be sold this month, despite enquiries from both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur. Last week CEO Oliver Mintzlaff rejected talk that Keita was pushing for an early move to Liverpool.

It suggests Leipzig need to generate extra revenue in order to not fall foul of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.

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"Neither Naby nor his agent have made the request to leave the club in the winter", he said.

The Merseyside outfit are believed to have received a transfer fee of as much as £145m for Coutinho from Barcelona, meaning that Liverpool FC will have significant funds at their disposal if they want to strengthen their squad this month.

A deal was reached between the German club and the Reds during the summer which will see Keita arriving at Anfield at the end of the season.

Liverpool FC are now preparing for their crunch Premier League clash against Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon.

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