The RB Leipzig midfielder has come to Liverpool’s attention after an impressive campaign for the Bundesliga outfit.
The 22-year-old weighed in with eight goals in 29 appearances as they tried to challenge Bayern Munich for the title.
Jurgen Klopp has made it a priority to sign a midfielder that will provide his squad with extra steel.
Keita’s performances haven’t gone unnoticed, and they have been monitoring the £50million-rated star.
And according to the Daily Mirror, Leipzig hope the £50m asking price will deter suitors.
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Naby Keita is in demand
However, it is suggested Liverpool are willing to smash their transfer record to complete a deal.
The report says talks are progressing along nicely and they would be happy to meet his wage demands which could be more than £120,000 a week.
Keita’s agent also represents Sadio Mane, which could help push through a switch.
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Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of Naby Keita
Klopp’s other targets includes Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk, who has attracted interest from Chelsea and Manchester City.
Liverpool are currently on a post-season tour of Australia.