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Leipzig determined to keep Keita

17 July 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 17/07/17 2:34pm

Leipzig's Guinean midfielder Naby Keita is wanted by Jurgen Klopp

Leipzig’s Guinean midfielder Naby Keita is wanted by Jurgen Klopp

RB Leipzig have once again issued a hands-off warning to Liverpool over midfielder Naby Keita.

Leipzig have already rejected an offer from Liverpool worth more than £57m for Keita, according to Sky in Germany.

and the Guinea international is open to the move.

But Leipzig, who finished second in the Bundesliga last season, are determined to keep both Keita and highly-regarded Swedish winger Emil Forsberg, who has been linked with a switch to AC Milan.

Sweden's Emil Forsberg scored eight goals and added 19 assists in the Bundesliga last season

Sweden's Emil Forsberg scored eight goals and added 19 assists in the Bundesliga last season

Sweden’s Emil Forsberg scored eight goals and added 19 assists in the Bundesliga last season

And Leipzig head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl insists the pair are happy and will not be leaving.

“You can see that they feel great here and are looking forward to the new season,” . “They know very well what they have here.

“It’s a huge compliment for us that we awoke such desires, but it’s not the general idea of our path to allow players a transfer following the first available offer.

“Our goal is to become a big and established club, and what we did this summer is a substantial step towards it.”

Liverpool have experienced some frustrations in the transfer market this summer with only Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke joining so far but .


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