Liverpool have had an improved offer of £66million (75m euros) rejected for Red Bull Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.
The Reds' initial bid of £57million was snubbed earlier this month and the Bundesliga outfit remain adamant that the Guinea international is not for sale.
Liverpool must now decide whether to table another offer or pursue alternative midfield options.
Keita has his heart set on a move to Anfield but Leipzig owner Dietrich Mateschitz insists he is going nowhere.
The second bid was for 75million Euros (£66.3million) which would have shattered Liverpool's transfer record and given the German club a huge profit on a player who cost them 15million Euros a year ago.
“We don’t sell any of our players just to get money,” the Austrian billionaire told Sportbild.
“Lately we got a 75million Euros offer for Naby Keïta. No way! He has a contract and he will accomplish it.
“To sell him would not only be a proof of distrust to our fans but also the wrong sign for our players like Timo Werner, who is in demand too.”
Source: Liverpool Echo
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