LIVERPOOL are reportedly open to getting rid of Naby Kieta for the right price this summer.
The 26-year-old is allegedly among several stars Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is willing to sell as he plans a squad revamp, according to ESPN, reported Tribal Football.Keita could be one of the several stars to be sold by Klopp for the right price[/caption]
TF claim the midfielder’s on Klopp’s chop list alongside Anfield team-mates Xherdan Shaqiri, Divock Origi, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin and Loris Karius.
Keita’s had a tough time on Merseyside since his arrival from RB Leipzig for £53million at the start of the 2018-19 season.
The Guinea national hasn’t managed to cement his place in Klopp’s starting 11 and has only played 76 games for the Reds during his injury-ravaged tenure, scoring just seven times and assisting four.
And it doesn’t seem likely that he’ll replace any of the Reds’ vast array of midfield options including Thiago, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum and, when fit, Jordan Henderson.
In a bid to re-start his career, Keita’a agent reportedly offered his client to Atletico Madrid, but the La Liga champions turned him down, according to Sports Witness.
Klopp is taking no prisoners as he looks to take the Reds back to the summit of the Premier League this season.
Ben Davies is another Kop star that faces the axe with Liverpool reportedly willing to let him leave on loan.
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And Sheffield United are keen to take Davies, who joined the Reds in February for £1.6m from Preston, off of their hands, according to Goal.
They’ve already had one bid rejected by Liverpool as they wanted to add a buy option to the loan.
The Blades also face stiff competition from Celtic and Bournemouth, who are rumoured to be interested in the defender.