A second approach for RB Leipzig’s Naby Keita is now imminent with Jurgen Klopp refusing to back down from a deal for his priority target.
After seeing an initial offer of £57million rejected by the Bundesliga club, the Reds boss is preparing to return with an eye-watering £70million bid for the Guinean, according to the Mirror’s Simon Mullock.
It has also been explained that Klopp will not be taking no for answer and is thereby fully prepared to meet Leipzig’s hefty asking price.
This somewhat conflicts with reports earlier on Saturday suggesting that Liverpool’s follow up deal would be worth around £65million.
Nevertheless, the signs are there to suggest a deal is increasingly possible with senior figures within the German club now seemingly more open to negotiations.
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An important aspect of the proposed deal is Keita’s apparent desire to work with Klopp at Liverpool and the idea he is prepared to force a sale in order to do so.
The 22-year-old boasts the technical and physical expertise designed to fulfil the German’s wish to strengthen the spine of his team and make him a perfect fit to the system on Merseyside.
Though Inter Milan and Manchester City have both reportedly expressed an interest, the midfielder has set his heart on a dream Anfield switch.