Liverpool target Naby Keita has met with his club RB Leipzig twice to tell the club of his desire to join the Premier League club, according to Amadou Makadji.
Guinean journalist Amadou Makadji claims Keita has met with Leipzig officials twice this week in a bid to force a move to Anfield, where he would be offered £130,000 a week.
Keita is Liverpool’s number one target following the acquisition of winger Mohamed Salah from Roma but could cost the Merseyside club a whopping £70 million.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is keen to add Keita to his midfield as a challenging season looms for the Anfield club, who will be looking to challenge for all competitions next season.
The 22-year-old midfielder impressed in the German Bundesliga last year and offers dynamism as well as protection for the back four.
Liverpool have found it difficult to negotiate with the German club but Keita voicing his desire to leave could be the breakthrough that they needed in the negotiations.
Keita managed to get his name on the scoresheet eight times in all competitions for Leipzig last season and also registered seven assists, which shows that he can be a threat offensively as well as a shield defensively.
Leipzig will now decide whether to grant Keita his wish to leave the club or to block the transfer.