Liverpool are set to intensify their pursuit of Naby Keita under the instruction of Jurgen Klopp with an official bid for the midfielder now looking imminent.
After completing the £36.9million signing of Mohamed Salah, the Reds have turned their attention towards Keita as their next priority summer target.
Keita is now expected to hold talks with current club RB Leipzig having been offered a £130,000-a-week contract by Liverpool, according to the Times’ Paul Joyce.
The report also reaffirms claims from earlier in the week that Keita is keen on a move to Anfield as well as reiterating how Leipzig are unlikely to budge from their £70million asking price.
Joyce’s take on the situation follows earlier news coming out of Guinea, courtesy of Foot224’s Amadou Makadj in a series of tweets, suggesting Liverpool were set to make a concrete offer on Sunday evening.
Klopp’s apparent desire to complete a deal serves as further proof of Keita’s place at the top of the German’s transfer wishlist.
Leipzig are understandably reluctant to let one of their star players leave but could be resigned to doing so if the player’s hefty price-tag is met.
The latest developments pose as the clearest, not to mention also pleasing, indication yet that a deal is possible and that Keita himself wants to join.