RB Leipzig Coach Quashes Naby Keita Rumours

RB Leipzig manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has warned clubs interested in Naby Keita that there is no chance the Guinea midfielder will be sold this season.

The German club have since reportedly rejected two bids from Liverpool for the midfielder over the summer.

Following the match, according to the Liverpool Echo, when told that Jurgen Klopp and the club have ended interest in Keita, Hasenhuttl said: "That is good".

Liverpool had an initial bid of £57million at the start of this month rebuffed by Leipzig, and they returned with an offer that was worth around £66million.

"It's important that all the players stay because we are playing for the first time in the Champions League", he said.

The player will have a €50 million release clause on his contract next summer though and it is hard to see him remaining at the club beyond that time.

Speaking following Liverpool's recent pre-season victory over Hertha Berlin Klopp joked with Sky Deutschland: 'Our next offer for Keita is €300m!'

"The chance [of him leaving] is null", he said during a press conference that followed a 1-0 defeat to Sevilla in the Emirates Cup.

"At the beginning of the transfer window we said we'll start with the same team, and with all the main players we had past year and that no one will go". It's 100 per cent clear that Naby will play this year in Leipzig.

"When you play such a famous season as past year it is normal players get interest, that other clubs are watching us is normal", he said.

"Until next summer we keep it [the door] closed".

And when told that Liverpool plan on signing Keita in 2018, Hasenhuttl added: "Tell them they will not be the only ones, I think".

"It's normal when you play such a famous season that other clubs are watching us and you get interest", he said.


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