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Naby Keita ready to leave Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp eyes Ruben Neves transfer


Naby Keita is reportedly ready to reunite with former RB Leipzig manager Ralf Rangnick at AC Milan. The German boss is set to take charge at the San Siro and now it has been claimed that he could target his former player.

Keita cost Liverpool £53million in the summer of 2017, when the Reds agreed a deal with RB Leipzig.

He would spend another season in Germany before moving to Anfield, where he has failed to live up to expectations as of yet.

Despite that, Jurgen Klopp is willing to stand by Keita and continue to try and get the best from him.

Express Sport understands that Liverpool intend to keep the midfielder, but reports in Italy suggest that he may be considering an exit.

According to Milan Live, Keita is ready to leave Liverpool to rediscover his best form.

Several Bundesliga clubs would be interested in bringing Keita back to Germany.

The report also cites that Liverpool are interested in Wolves' Ruben Neves.

The European champions recently pulled out of a deal to sign Timo Werner due to finances and could go the whole summer without signing anybody.

Pundit Danny Mills recently claimed that Keita is one of the players who could benefit from the break in play.

He has starred in recent inter-squad friendlies and was also the best player on the pitch in the 6-0 win over Blackburn.

Now he could be thrown back into the starting team and there will be little margin for error with Liverpool closing in on the Premier League title.

“Jurgen Klopp will have the luxury of looking round at his players,” Mills told Football Insider.

“Once they have got the six points that they need they can start to drop one or two players in. He won’t make wholesale changes but he will look at one or two and give them an opportunity to prove themselves ahead of next season.

“It is a fresh start for a lot of players. Some may relish playing under a little less pressure.

“I think it is make a break for Keita next season. He needs to make a real impact if he is going to stay at Liverpool long-term.

“He has had enough time to settle in now and get used to his surroundings, teammates and the way that Klopp works.

“If he has not grasped that by next season and is not really pushing to be in the first team week in, week out, he might not be the right fit.”

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