Football

Leipzig warn Pool off Keita

Liverpool's hopes of persuading RB Leipzig to part with highly-rated midfielder Naby Keita have been dealt another blow.

The Reds have been linked with a move for the Guinea international, but Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick said even a world-record bid wouldn't persuade them to sell their prized asset, whom Liverpool are said to be prepared to fork out £70 million (S$125m) for.

"None of our players has an exit clause this season, there is no pain limit - even in the three-digit range," he said.

"We will not give (sell) a regular player and it does not matter if someone says he does not know where to play next season. It's enough if we know it." - PA SPORT

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