Sky Sports reporter delivers latest update on incoming Liverpool FC signing

Kaveh Solhekol delivers the latest update on Liverpool FC's bid to sign Naby Keita this month

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Liverpool FC wanted to bring Naby Keita to Anfield this month but RB Leipzig are refusing to move the deal forward, according to Kaveh Solhekol.

Keita has agreed a deal to join Liverpool FC from the Bundesliga club at the end of the season after the move was confirmed in last summer’s transfer window.

However, there have been suggestions that the Reds could be trying to bring forward Keita’s move to Anfield to the January transfer window, especially after Liverpool FC agreed to sell Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last week.

However, Sky Sports News reporter Solhekol has now revealed that the Reds are unlikely to be able to complete the move this month because of Leipzig’s refusal to sell.

Speaking to Sky Sports News on Monday morning, Solhekol said: “Liverpool have been trying to bring in Naby Keita but RB Leipzig are insisting that he is going to stay with them until the summer.

“Keita will move to Anfield in July in a deal worth more than £66m.

“Now, what does Keita think about Leipzig’s refusal to let him join Liverpool now? Well, he didn’t celebrate after scoring against Schalke on Saturday.”

Liverpool FC moved up to third place in the Premier League table on Sunday when they secured a thrilling 4-3 victory over Manchester City at Anfield.

The Reds will now look to continue their charge towards a top-four finish when they take on Swansea City in the top flight at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night.

Liverpool FC finished fourth in the Premier League last season to secure Champions League qualification under Jurgen Klopp.

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