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Liverpool Ready to Break Transfer Record for Naby Keïta

Liverpool are reportedly willing to break the club's transfer record by some distance to secure the services of Naby Keïta.

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Another day passes in our lives and another story appears with tales of Liverpool's reported ambition in the summer transfer window. On Monday, there were reports of a "record-breaking transfer spree" with word that Andy Carroll would no longer be the cub's record signing. Finally, FSG will show Klopp the money.

Despite needing to navigate a qualifying round to enter the Champions League group stages next season, Liverpool are in a strong position where a good team can clearly get much better. The finances should be in place to support a fine manager in Jürgen Klopp. The focus today, however, is the future of RB Leipzig midfield dynamo Naby Keïta. Melissa Reddy reports that Merseyside's finest could spend up to £50 million, a similar sum to Southampton star defender Virgil van Dijk

David Maddock of the Daily Mirror has procured information that Liverpool will meet Keïta's wage demands of £120,000 a week. Both Reddy and Maddock believe that talks are progressing well, Keïta sharing an agent with Sadio Mané could help, Leipzig are reluctant to sell, and Van Dijk is a massive target this summer. Reddy also claims that Liverpool are current favourites to sign Southampton's in-demand Dutch international, but perhaps this is all a bit too much to process at this current time. Maddock also threw a whole list of players that Liverpool are targeting in a "make it rain" style.

Well, that's what Liverpool apparently want to do for now. Liverpool won't be put off paying big fees and wages for players of quality that seem to favour a move to Anfield. This is all similar to recent reports of Liverpool's intentions to supersize the sumer, but as Manchester City have shown by signing the silky and cerebral Bernardo Silva for £43 million from AS Monaco, actions speak louder than words.

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