Leipzig would be ‘negligent’ to sell Keita

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has made it clear that the Bundesliga outfit have no intention of selling key players like Naby Keita.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly keen to bring the 22-year-old central midfielder to Anfield this transfer window for around £50m.

However, with RB Leipzig preparing for their first season in the UEFA Champions League, following a second-place finish in their maiden campaign in the German top flight, they are looking to strengthen their side, not weaken it.

“It would be negligent to sell one of our key players now,” Mintzlaff told BILD.

"Emil and Naby are extremely talented and developable players, we are glad that we are able to keep up with their development as a club.

“And now we can prove ourselves in the Champions League in the coming season.”