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Liverpool locked in talks to sign Naby Keita in January as he prepares Leipzig goodbye

Liverpool are keen to bring the transfer forward to this month after agreeing a deal for the summer last year. And Keita wants to make the move now and help Liverpool recover from the sale of Philippe Coutinho. Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl insists the situation remains the same and he will stay until the summer. “The current situation is that nothing changed. We do not have a reason to sell Keita any time before the end of the season. That’s it,” Hasenhuttl said on Thursday. “He will play at the…

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Naby Keita to wave goodbye to RB Leipzig fans TODAY? Big hint Liverpool deal will happen

Price, who is a reliable source of German football news, understands Keita has been playing up at Leipzig in a bid to get sold to Liverpool. The club themselves are determined to resist any approach from Liverpool to move the midfielder earlier than scheduled. The Reds have an agreement in place for the Guinea international to join them in July but they now want him in January following the £142million sale of Philippe Coutinho. Leipzig play Schalke today at home and it could be Keita’s final chance to say goodbye…

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Liverpool to sign Naby Keita on SUNDAY as Leipzig star registers company in the UK

Liverpool have a £51million deal in place for Keita to arrive on July 1 but following Philippe Coutinho’s move to Barcelona, Liverpool have been assessing their options on how to replace him. RB Leipzig have been adamant that Keita would remain at the club until the end of the season. But it appears the situation has taken a dramatic twist. A company under the name ‘NK8 LIMITED’ has been registered on the Companies House website. Two people are listed as officers – Naby Deco Keita and Bjorn Alexander Bezemer. And…

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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp pushes for Naby Keita talks to sign player in January

As things stand, RB Leipzig star Keita will join Liverpool on July 1 after a £58million fee was agreed last summer. After losing Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona last week, Klopp has made it a priority to bring in a replacement. As far as Keita is concerned, the German tactician wants to get him in this month so as to aid the Reds with their push for a top-four spot in the second half of the campaign. And according to the Daily Mail, Liverpool’s sporting director Michael Edwards will hold talks…

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Naby Keita ‘playing up’ at RB Leipzig in bid to force Liverpool move – Bundesliga expert

Liverpool agreed a £55m deal last summer for the 22-year-old Guinea star to join on July 1. But after Philippe Coutinho‘s move to Spain, manager Jurgen Klopp is after a replacement for the rest of the season and the box-to-box midfielder is the top choice. Price is a reliable source of German news having broken news that Keita and Sead Kolasinac were signing for Liverpool and Arsenal respectively weeks before they were confirmed He also revealed Liverpool‘s interest to bring the Keita deal forward back in November – a story…

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Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona LIVE updates: Coutinho signs contract, unveiled at Nou Camp

Philippe Coutinho signs for Barcelona: LIVE UPDATES #CoutinhoDay 15:18: Put it in your diaries folks! Barcelona have been using the hashtag #CoutinhoDay all day in their social media posts. As transfer hashtags go it’s not quite as good as #Pogback but it puts #GunnerGranit in its place! Coutinho’s official press conference has now ended. Squad number revealed 14.40: Philippe Coutinho has been handed the number 14 at Barcelona. And that means Javier Mascherano is off. The Argentina defender has been linked with a move to China and has reportedly told…

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Lionel Messi picks Barcelona plan B incase Philippe Coutinho deal with Liverpool collapses

Barcelona are yet to replace Neymar following his £200million move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer. Philippe Coutinho is understood to be the La Liga club’s top target, having attempted to bring him in at the start of the season. However, Liverpool have been unwilling to do business despite the 25-year-old handing in a transfer request. And Spanish outlet Don Balon claim Barca star Lionel Messi is prepared to be disappointed again in January and has put forward an alternative. The report says Leon Goretzka is the player Messi has…

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Liverpool contact Schalke and tell them transfer plans for Leon Goretzka

Liverpool have made a splash before the January transfer window has even opened by paying Southampton £75m for Van Dijk. The Holland international signs on at Anfield aiming to stop the Reds’ leaky backline from costing them dear. Schalke star Goretzka has emerged as a target in recent months with Philippe Coutinho still being tracked by Barcelona. And Spanish newspaper Marca claim Liverpool have told Schalke they remain keen on signing the Germany international. Goretzka is in demand with his Schalke contract up at the end of the season. Manchester…

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Barcelona plot FIVE bargain signings in January including Arsenal and Schalke stars

Barcelona are desperate to add to their squad next month after failing to do much business in the summer. The club reinvested the £200million earned from selling Neymar to PSG by signing Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele. But the £136m arrival has been out inured for four months and manager Ernesto Valverde is ready to bring in new recruits. The boss is said to want to bolster his midfield, with Aleix Vidal, Gerard Deulofeu and Arda Turan set to leave. Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquets may also soon need replacing. And…

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Barcelona news: Ernesto Valverde launches transfer plan to please Lionel Messi

It is no secret that Barcelona are desperate to bring Philippe Coutinho to the Nou Camp as soon as possible. But Liverpool have not altered their stance that the player is not for sale after knocking back three bids in the summer. And, even if Barcelona were able to prise Coutinho away from Anfield, he would be unavailable to play in Champions League matches for the La Liga giants. So Valverde has hatched a plan B in order to bring in some extra quality to ensure they can maintain their…

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