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Liverpool preparing new transfer bid

Naby Keïta

Liverpool are preparing to table a second and improved offer for Naby Keïta.

The Reds had a £57million bid rejected yesterday and as expected, they are going to return with a new offer in the hope of tempting RB Leipzig to sell. It is understood that Anfield officials will go as high as £65million to secure a deal.

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If a second bid is rejected, the player will have to apply pressure on Leipzig to try and force a move through, something that his agent claims they are prepared to do. In doing so the player will lose any loyalty bonuses that he may have been entitled to by asking to leave.

Although Leipzig insist they won’t sell, we’d be very surprised if Jürgen Klopp doesn’t get his man.

Meanwhile, KOPTALK sources claim that Liverpool and Hull City have agreed a transfer fee for defender Andy Robertson. Claims that the deal has been inked have been described as premature with both sides currently discussing how the deal will be structured especially in terms of future payments based on success.

We would imagine that the Robertson deal will be concluded later next week. The Reds has been holding off on making an offer until Klopp had talks with Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno who has now accepted that he is not in the manager’s plans. His agent is currently trying to find him a new club.

Lucas has moved a step closer to signing for Italian outfit Lazio although no agreement is in place at the time of writing.

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