Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Naby Keita this month.
The Reds have struck an agreement with RB Leipzig that would see the Guinean join them in the summer for £55 million; however, the transfer of Philippe Coutinho means they need an extra body in midfield and they want to bring Keita in now.
A report in Germany via Sun Sport is claiming that the Reds would love Keita to join this month, and RB Leipzig may be forced to agree to such a move.
The report claims that the Germans are currently struggling to meet the financial requirements of Financial Fair Play having failed to qualify for the Champions League round of 16.
A move for Keita this month they reckon would cost Liverpool an extra fee of £13 – £17 million.
This fee would not be too much for Liverpool to pay as they have just collected £105 million upfront from Barcelona for the transfer of Philippe Coutinho.
Keita is also said to be keen to fast-track his arrival on Merseyside.
If an agreement is reached, that would take the total fee for the transfer of Keita to around £75 million.