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RB Leipzig announced Sunday that Naby Keita will not join Liverpool in the January transfer window.
The club posted the following message on Twitter, stating the Guinean will not make the move earlier than the scheduled summer date:
RB Leipzig English @RBLeipzig_EN
OFFICIAL: Naby #Keïta will remain an #RBLeipzig player until 30th June 2018. We wish to put the speculation about a January move to @LFC to bed. https://t.co/Cilx09m24e
“We won’t allow [Liverpool] to sign him early, even though they have shown renewed interest to bring him in during this transfer window,” sporting director Ralf Rangnick said in a separate post.
The Reds agreed a deal with Leipzig in the summer of 2017 in which Keita would move to the club in 2018, although speculation has intensified lately that he could join early.
This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.
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