Bulls not budging on Reds target Keita

Liverpool may be forced to look elsewhere after RB Leipzig insisted they have no intention of selling Naby Keita ahead of the new season.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield after enjoying a fine debut in the Bundesliga for the Bulls.

Keita contributed eight goals and seven assists in 31 appearances for Ralph Hasenhuttl's side last term as they finished runners-up to reigning champions Bayern Munich.

But with the Saxony outfit preparing for their first-ever outing in the 2017/18 Champions League, they are determined to keep hold of their star players – no matter how much money is thrown at them.

"We will definitely not be letting any key players go," Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick declared on Thursday at a press conference. "There's nothing that will make us budge.

"It's totally normal for clubs to be interested in our players, but that doesn't affect our stance on the matter."