Liverpool continue to be frustrated in their pursuit of Naby Keita after reportedly seeing another offer rejected for the midfielder.
RB Leipzig have knocked back a £66million bid, per the Independent, as they refuse to shift their stance that their prize asset is not for sale.
Anfield chiefs remain convinced that the Guinea international wants the move.
Jordan Henderson’s injury problems last season left Liverpool lacking in depth in central midfield, and that situation has become all the more urgent in light of Lucas Leiva’s departure for Lazio.
It’s been a frustrating summer for Jurgen Klopp so far. Apart from the signing of winger Mohamed Salah from Roma, and perhaps the acquisition of youngster Dominic Solanke from Chelsea, there has been little transfer activity of note.
The Reds are preparing for their long-awaited return to the Champions League, which means they undoubtedly need to strengthen.
Keita is their number one target, but it looks as if even a club record offer isn’t going to be enough to sway Leipzig.