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Liverpool in Keita U-turn after new talks held

Liverpool have ended contract talks with Naby Keita and are now willing to let him go Sources told Football Insider.

The 27-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and is free to agree a pre-contract overseas in January.

Liverpool don’t want to lose Keita Got nothing and negotiated an extension to his current deal.

But those talks failed to result in an agreement and the Guinea international is now likely to move on a free transfer next summer.

as football insider It was revealed in September that the Merseysiders had been keen on Keita staying, with Jurgen Klopp still a big admirer of the players he often picks when fit.

But the club wants Keita to stay with a pay cut.

This is due to his poor availability record and a string of injuries that have dogged his Anfield career.

football insider Injury expert Bendini revealed that Keita has “only played 26 per cent of the league’s available time since arriving at the club”.

As a result, the midfielder’s transfer value has now shrunk considerably since his £52.75m signing from RB Leipzig in the summer of 2018.

Liverpool are willing to listen to offers for Keita in January, but the player may delay a move until after the season, when he will be a free agent and be offered a better deal.

The midfielder has not featured for Liverpool since the Community Shield victory over Manchester City on July 30, and his absence, combined with injuries to other senior stars, forced the club to sign Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus.

In four and a half seasons at Anfield, Keita made 117 appearances, scoring 11 goals and providing seven assists.

The midfielder has been unable to match his regular goalscoring contributions at former clubs RB Leipzig and RB Salzburg.

In other news, Liverpool are already gearing up for a surprise announcement of close to £600m.

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