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Naby Keïta undergoes Liverpool medical

29 August, 2017, 01:15 | Author: Lamar Ellis
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Liverpool have sealed a club-record deal to sign midfielder Naby Keita from German side RB Leipzig, although the Guinea worldwide will not officially join the Anfield ranks until July 2018.

The deal will surpass the £35 million club record fee the Merseyside club paid Newcastle to sign Andy Carroll.

It is understood the club is finalising the transfer terms which will see them pay a premium on his £48m release clause.

Liverpool were heavily linked with Keita earlier in the summer but no deal materialised despite a reported bid of £66m.

Leipzig weren't prepared to sell Keita during the current window with Liverpool having a second bid of £66 million rejected last month.

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The terror group also said it was behind a dual suicide blast at a mosque in the western city of Herat on August 1. The mosque had been packed with worshipers for Friday prayers, the high point of the Muslim week, Jamil added.

However, with a number of other clubs interested - rumoured to include Barcelona - the Reds chose to act this summer and ensure that they landed their player.

Liverpool are yet to make an official announcement about the deal but reports said Keita completed a medical on Monday.

The Guinea worldwide is one of the best young players in the Bundesliga, scoring eight goals and claiming seven assists as Leipzig finished second to Bayern Munich last season.

The Anfield club are also prepared to test Monaco's resolve to keep midfielder Thomas Lemar by offering to pay about £60 million before Thursday's transfer deadline.

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