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Jurgen Klopp keen on Leipzig midfielder

Jurgen Klopp keen on Leipzig midfielder

Klopp keen to sign the 'next Kante'

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly weighing up a summer offer for RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita.

The 22-year-old has been one of the standout performers for the Bundesliga outfit, who have performed well above their expectations in their debut top-flight season.

According to Goal, the Reds are monitoring the progress of the Guinea international, whose play has been compared to Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Keita is capable of featuring as a holding midfielder while he can also contribute in a slightly forward attacking role.

Nevertheless, Jurgen Klopp's side will face stiff competition from Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, who are all deemed to be interested in the player's services.

Meanwhile, Leipzig appear to be holding talks with Keita over a contract extension with the promise of a significant wage rise.

Keita has turned out 22 times in the Bundesliga this term, scoring four times in the process.