Naby Keita excited about RB Leipzig despite Liverpool talk, says Hasenhuttl - Goal.com

Goal.com

HomeScores


Keita excited about RB Leipzig despite Liverpool talk, says Hasenhuttl

Jul 17, 2017 11:11:48 AMTransfer Zone
The coach believes the Bundesliga side the star midfielder despite his desire to make the switch to Jurgen Klopp's team

Naby Keita and Emil Forsberg remain "comfortable" at RB Leipzig despite continued speculation linking the duo with moves away, head coach Ralph Hasenhuttl says.

Liverpool 11/1 to win the PL at dabblebet

Liverpool are considering making a club-record bid for Keita after seeing an initial offer of £57 million rejected.

The Bundesliga side are determined to hold onto the 22-year-old Guinea international, having informed the Reds that he is not available at any price. However, Goal reported last week that he will reiterate his desire to join Jurgen Klopp's team in his next talks with club officials.

Meanwhile winger Forsberg is a long-term target for AC Milan, who have added a host of players in the current transfer window.

Hasenhuttl is bullish about the club's chances of retaining their star players, though, insisting Keita and Forsberg are eager to get the new season underway.

"You can see that they feel comfortable here and are looking forward to the new season," Hasenhuttl told Kicker. "They know very well what they have here.

"It's a huge compliment for us that we awoke such desires from other teams, but it's not the general idea of our path to allow players to leave with the first offer we receive.

All the latest transfer rumours

"Our goal is to become a large and well-established club and that is what we have done this summer, a significant step."


Next Article

'It's all out in the open' – Spalletti hints at Perisic exit'It's all out in the open' – Spalletti hints at Perisic exit
7/17/17


Related

Chelsea's Michael Hector joins Hull City on loanChelsea's Michael Hector joins Hull City on loan
Sources: Besiktas bid for Cyle Larin rejected by Orlando CitySources: Besiktas bid for Cyle Larin rejected by Orlando City
Paul Arriola drawing transfer interest from Dutch, Portuguese and MLS teamsPaul Arriola drawing transfer interest from Dutch, Portuguese and MLS teams
HomeScores