Liverpool will be able to land their prime target Naby Keita if they meet Red Bull Leipzig’s valuation of the Guinean midfielder, according to Gab Marcotti of ESPN.
Having had their initial bid rejected, the Express claim that the Reds will go back in with a £65m offer for the 22-year-old.
The below video discusses how close the Reds are to securing a deal for the former Salzburg man, as well as the latest on Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson.
YouTube: LIVERPOOL CLOSING IN ON KEITA! VAN DIJK TO JOIN HIM?!
If Keita was to join Jurgen Klopp’s side, it would smash the club’s transfer record which was broken when Mohamed Salah arrived from Roma in a deal worth around £37m last month.
Dominic Solanke has also joined the ranks at Anfield, but it appears that the Reds’ spending during this window is far from complete.
In terms of outgoings, Lucas Leiva’s decade-long spell on Merseyside is about to come to an end. The Brazilian is in Italy completing a switch to Lazio, reports the Express.
Ryan Kent is wanted by Hull City, claims Andy Kelly of the Liverpool Echo, with the report noting that the two clubs are already close to doing business this summer as Andrew Robertson nears a move to Liverpool.