Since news broke that Liverpool would make a third bid for Naby Keïta, there have been many conflicting reports on the state of play for what would be the club's record signing by some distance. BILD, not always reliable despite prolific transfer rumour reporting, revealed that a bid of €83 million has been made for the Guinea international. It's a fresh figure that hasn't been reported before and is just a tad over a £74 million fee, but will Liverpool nab Naby?
A training ground incident has only served to heighten the expectation that Liverpool could still snare the highly-rated and unique midfielder, but there remains uncertainty as to what happens from here. A third bid has been made, a third bid hasn't been made, a third bid has already been rejected, and a third bid is being considered. It is difficult to say whether Paul Joyce, James Pearce, or Chris Bascombe have the right information as this transfer saga threatens to enter its closing stages.
Has it got tiring yet? Have you convinced yourself that he will sign this summer or remain at RB Leipzig for one summer before joining Bayern Munich for £48 million? If Liverpool don't sign Keïta in this window, it is difficult to think that a deal could be resurrected in the future with the Reds as clear favourites. Maybe this transfer saga isn't coming to its closing stages with far more to come in the weeks ahead for further japes and hijinks.