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Liverpool Have Agreed A Club Record Fee For Naby Keita

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - APRIL 29: Naby Keita of RB Leipzig is challenged by Almog Cohen and Stefan Lex of FC Ingolstadt 04 during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Ingolstadt 04 at Red Bull Arena on April 29, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Boris Streubel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita had been linked for much of the summer with a move to Liverpool but, recently, the deal had seemed to be dead.

However, reports breaking this afternoon suggest the Reds have now agreed a club record fee with the German club that will see the player join in July 2018. According to the ever-reliable Paul Joyce of The Times, the 22-year-old is undergoing a medical today.

The delay in his arrival could be due to a release clause in his contract that will only come into effect next summer.

Jurgen Klopp clearly identified Keita as a target for his side early in the transfer window but saw a number of bids rejected by Leipzig in June and July.

Should the deal go through, it would be the second time in a matter of weeks that the higher-ups at Anfield have upped the record amount coughed up for a player.

Mohamed Salah arrived from Roma for a fee in the region of £36 million in June and has already had an immediate impact in the first team.

It’s been quite a day for the Liverpool fans as regards to transfers. This morning, Sky Sports broke the news that they had also made a £55.5 million bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

Lemar has been the subject of repeated advances from Arsenal this window and the Gunners are surely be even more determined to get a deal over the line following the hammering they got in Anfield yesterday.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.