As the summer transfer Window comes to a close over the next 48 hours, Liverpool have agreed a club record fee for Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.
The Merseyside team have agreed to pay £48m for the Guinea international plus an undisclosed premium that will see the 22 year old move to the Premier league next July ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been after Keita as one of his primary targets and is believed to have had two other offers rejected including a bid for £70m. However, although they could not agree on an Immediate move to Anfield, they still decided to break their old transfer record of £35m paid to Newcastle for Andy Carroll back in 2011.
With Liverpool, already being active in this transfer period, bring in Roma’s Mohamed Salah for £34m, along with defender Andrew Robertson from Hull for £8m and snapping up front man Dominic Solanke on a free from Chelsea. Klopp is also believed to have approached last season’s champions league semi-finalists Monaco with what would be another club record bid of £60m for midfielder Thomas Lemar.