Published: Mon, January 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool's attempts to get Naby Keita in January

RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool's attempts to get Naby Keita in January

All the latest Liverpool transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Monday, January 8.

The player became a target of many elite clubs during the summer as a result of his performances from last season and he eventually agreed to join Liverpool in June though he will only arrive at Anfield at the end of the season.

Instead, Jurgen Klopp's preference is to bring forward the club's deal for Keita, with the Reds already having secured a £57m fee for the RB Leipzig midfielder in July.

So out, for an eye-watering £142m, goes Philippe Coutinho.

RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool's attempts to get Naby Keita in January
RB Leipzig will resist Liverpool's attempts to get Naby Keita in January

Real Madrid failed in a last-minute bid to hijack Coutinho's move from Liverpool to Barcelona, according to a report in Mundo Deportivo on Sunday. Liverpool understand their reservations and ultimately are prepared to wait until July 1 when the Guinea worldwide midfielder is officially due to join.

While the club have been linked with moves for Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez and Monaco star Thomas Lemar to help fill the void left by the Brazil worldwide, the report claims Liverpool's first objective is to sound out the possibility of adding Keita to their squad in the coming weeks.

Divock Origi says he could imagine staying with Wolfsburg beyond the terms of his current season-long loan from Liverpool. "I have a good relationship with Liverpool, but feel really well here at Wolfsburg".

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