Published: Wed, March 15, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

RB Leipzig 'confident of keeping Naby Keita'

RB Leipzig 'confident of keeping Naby Keita'

RB Leipzig signed Keita from Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg only a year ago.

The Red Bull Leipzig midfielder is a target for Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Arsenal among others, but according to his sporting director Ralf Rangnick, the Guinean is not for sale - especially if his team qualifies for the Champions League.

The 22-year-old has been linked with a summer move to either Arsenal or Liverpool as a result, while Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in him too.

RB Leipzig will be hoping the issue is not a serious one as they look to benefit from Keita's services, something Rangnick feels the club will continue to do for next season at the absolutely minimum.

'I don't know if he'll play for us for three or four more years.

"I don't know anything about Bayern interest".

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Despite mainly featuring as a holding midfield player, Keita has proven prolific in the final third this season.

"But I don't see him in Liverpool".

Keita has scored four goals and registered a further eight assists in 22 Bundesliga games.

Meanwhile, at Liverpool, manager Jurgen Klopp is looking to bolster his squad in the summer, with options running thin for the German now.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are eyeing long-term replacements for Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta while PSG have Adrien Rabiot and Marco Verratti's futures at the Parc des Princes mired in uncertainty.

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