Liverpool has agreed on a club record fee to sign Guinean offensive midfielder Naby Keita from RB Leipzig next year July 2018.

The fee will be a record for Liverpool as it stands and will surpass the £35m paid to Newcastle for Andy Carroll in 2011.

Liverpool agreed on to pay a premium on top of the midfielder’s £48m release clause, which comes into effect once this season is over, Football Sierra Leone understands.

Having qualified for the Champions League last Wednesday, The Reds are hopeful of acquiring another deal for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar, and if this goes through it will eclipse the figures involved for Keita.

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