Report delivers latest update on Liverpool’s bid to sign 22-year-old
Liverpool have decided against making a third bid to try and sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig this summer
Liverpool have decided not to make a third bid to sign Naby Keita from RB Leipzig and will cool their interest in the 22-year-old until next summer, according to reports in the British media.
The Liverpool Echo is reporting that the Reds have “declined” to make a third offer for the Guinea midfielder after having had a second bid of £66m rejected almost two weeks ago.
The same story says that the rejection of their second offer has convinced Liverpool that the German club are set to maintain their stance of Keita not being for sale this summer.
The article says that Liverpool have not been actively pursuing Keita’s signature in recent days as they instead focus on other transfer targets.
The story also says that the only ray of hope for Liverpool would come if Leipzig had a dramatic change of heart and decided to cash in on the player before the start of next season.
Liverpool have been relatively active in the summer transfer window so far, having tied up deals for Dominic Solanke, Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson.
The Reds will likely be keen to add some more players to their squad as they prepare for a return to the Champions League next season.