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Jurgen Klopp jokes about Naby Keita after Liverpool beat Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp jokes about Naby Keita after Liverpool beat Crystal Palace

Last season's Bundesliga runners-up appear to be unwilling to negotiate, with owner Dietrich Mateschitz claiming that there is "no way" the in-demand Guinea global will be sold.

The Anfield boss will be looking to bolster his squad ahead of the upcoming campaign as he bids to do better than last season's fourth-placed Premier League finish.

They previously had a £57m offer rejected for Keita, meaning Liverpool's only summer business so far have been deals for Mohamed Salah and Dominic Solanke.

LIVERPOOL have failed with a second bid of £66million for Naby Keita.

'Whoever gets him would improve them greatly, and it'll be a shame if it's not Liverpool.

Liverpool have not given up the chase to sign Guinean worldwide Naby Keita this summer. Keita wouldn't suit that role entirely as he likes to push forward too, but it appears as though United could try to swoop in and sign him which will leave Liverpool fans less than impressed.

However, RB Leipzig do not want to let go of their star player.

However Mateschitz, 73, the co-founder of energy drinks firm Red Bull, which backs RB Leipzig, says the defensive midfielder is not for sale.

'It looks like Southampton are digging their heels in, but they do sell players, they have done consistently over the last few years.

Keita, 22, has been linked with a move to Liverpool for several weeks, but a source close to Leipzig told ESPN FC this week that they had warned the Premier League side the Guinea worldwide is not for sale at any price.

Still in Germany and the Daily Mirror reports that Hoffenheim frontman Andrej Kramaric is also being pursued by Jurgen Klopp. And the 26-year-old is even considering handing in a transfer request to make sure he gets his way.


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