Naby Keita will not join Liverpool in January, say RB Leipzig

Naby Keita has signed for Liverpool but remains on loan at RB Leipzig until the end of the season
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The Brazilian's departure has left a hole in midfield, though Leipzig - who are challenging for a top three finish and place in the Champions League - were adamant Keita would not leave in January.

Sevilla are reportedly interested in reacquiring the full-back in the January transfer window, and Vidal himself is also thought to be open to the option of returning to his former club.

Liverpool are reportedly hoping to tie Roberto Firmino down to a new deal as they look to tie down their star players after seeing Philippe Coutinho leave last weekend.

To do that the Reds would have to pay extra for him but it could be worth it.

Should Liverpool do that, maybe then the conversations about Coutinho will finally stop.

Firmino, Coutinho, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah had formed a part of Liverpool's vaunted "Fab Four" this season as the Reds terrorised Premier League defences but with Coutinho's departure, the quartet has split to leave Reds fans anxious about the strength of Jurgen Klopp's squad. "There are contracts which say that he will be a Liverpool employee from 1 July onwards". Having not lost a single game this season, Manchester City are strolling their way to the league title but Anfield has never been kind to the Blue half of Manchester.

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However, rumours of a £50m move to Anfield may not be far off the mark, as the midfielder is supposedly keen to join a bigger club.

It is reported negotiations have not yet formally started but soon will. Coutinho was best man at Firmino's wedding last summer.

In the end the player's desire to move to the Nou Camp forced through the deal and he was unveiled as a Barca player on Monday.

Several key figures of Liverpool's current squad are expected to be offered similar deals to Firmino, who is set to enter into formal negotiations in the near future.

RB could be playing "transfer" poker with Liverpool and trying to get as much out of the early move as possible.

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