Leipzig remain firm on Keita stance

RB Leipzig have reiterated that they will not be selling in-demand midfielder Naby Keita during the off-season, saying that no amount of money could persuade them to do so.

The Bundesliga runners up have warned Liverpool that even offers exceeding €100m for the Guinea international will be rejected as the club prepares to launch a second challenge on the German title.

Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Saturday, sporting director Ralf Rangnick made it clear that there is no truth in recent reports that the player's contract has an exit clause and once again assured fans that there will not be an exodus of top players.

"There are no players in our squad who have an exit clause," he stated. "I will repeat it one more time, we will not sell any of our key players.

"There are a lot of reports about there being a certain figure where we could be open to a sale, but they are all false. We are not selling anyone even if we are talking about a three-figure transfer fee and the players know that.

"I have already said that before and nothing has changed in that aspect," Rangnick added. "It is only normal that there is interest in our players after a season like this, also because of what guys like Keita and [Emil] Forsberg have done for their national teams. That does not change our stance.

"There is no reason for the players to leave, we have directly qualified for the Champions League."

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