RB Leipzig have done a remarkable job of standing their ground against Liverpool over Naby Keita.
The Reds have seen a number of bids rejected, including a recent offer of more than £70million, as per the Mirror.
Jurgen Klopp has become increasingly frustrated and finally appears to have accepted that the Bundesliga runners-up will not be letting the midfielder go.
However, Leipzig will now be bracing themselves for a renewed assault. Calciomercato.com believe that Inter Milan are interested in the Guinea international, though their Chinese owners are having to balance the books because of concerns about Financial Fair Play.
From next summer, clubs will be able to trigger Keita’s release clause of just €50m, so there is an incentive for Leipzig to sell now – but the 22-year-old is key to Ralph Hasenhüttl’s plans for the coming campaign.
The same source claim amid Inter and Liverpool’s interest, Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring the situation. That could spell trouble for the former two clubs, who will be reluctant to engage in a bidding war.
At present, it looks as if Keita will remain in Germany, but his future is likely to be a big talking point until the end of next season.