Liverpool set to make "concrete offer tonight" for £70m transfer target

Wednesday, 05 Jul, 2017

Having previously said that their "pain threshold", the point at which they would have to consider a sale of Naby Keïta despite claiming they have no intention to do so, was €80M, RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff finds any further discussion of the situation to be, well, boring.

Leipzig's current sporting director Ralf Rangnick was in charge at the Germans' sister club Red Bull Salzburg when Mane was pushing for a move throughout the summer transfer window of 2014.

The Guinea worldwide moved to Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg last summer and, in his first season in a major European league, scored eight goals in 31 appearances from midfield.

Having led the Bundesliga in assists last season, the Sweden worldwide has been linked with Arsenal and AC Milan, leading his agent to speculate about a move overseas.

The Guinea global started 29 matches in the league, and Die Bullen shocked everyone by finishing second behind Bayern Munich.

The Bundesliga club are reluctant sellers however and are likely to demand in excess of £70 million for the midfielder but this does not seem to have deterred Liverpool.

Mintzlaff stated last month that it would be "irresponsible" to allow one of Leipzig's best players to leave and he admits that the rumours are becoming wearisome.

Liverpool are pushing on with their bid to land RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.

Keita now plays for Red Bull Leipzig in Bundesliga and impressed during his debut season with the side, so much so that Jürgen Klopp is desperate to bring him to the club. They produce and sign quality players, but can never hold onto their top talent, losing their stars to perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich or clubs overseas.

"I'm not sure which way we have to play next year, there will be a few different ones".

The Guinea worldwide remains keen on a move to the Reds after impressing in his debut season for Leipzig which saw them challenge Bayern Munich for the German title. "It's an advantage that there's no upheaval".