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Liverpool Have Agreed A Club Record Fee For Naby Keita

RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita had been linked for much of the summer with a move to Liverpool but, recently, the deal had seemed to be dead.

However, reports breaking this afternoon suggest the Reds have now agreed a club record fee with the German club that will see the player join in July 2018. According to the ever-reliable Paul Joyce of The Times, the 22-year-old is undergoing a medical today.

The delay in his arrival could be due to a release clause in his contract that will only come into effect next summer.

Jurgen Klopp clearly identified Keita as a target for his side early in the transfer window but saw a number of bids rejected by Leipzig in June and July.

Should the deal go through, it would be the second time in a matter of weeks that the higher-ups at Anfield have upped the record amount coughed up for a player.

Mohamed Salah arrived from Roma for a fee in the region of £36 million in June and has already had an immediate impact in the first team.

It’s been quite a day for the Liverpool fans as regards to transfers. This morning, Sky Sports broke the news that they had also made a £55.5 million bid for Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.

Lemar has been the subject of repeated advances from Arsenal this window and the Gunners are surely be even more determined to get a deal over the line following the hammering they got in Anfield yesterday.

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