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Inspiring Leipzig to a wonderful second place in their first season after promotion, it is believed that Keita is also being tracked by Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Vidal's side Bayern.

Keita, though, is tied to a four-year contract at Leipzig and the club's sporting director insists they have no intention of entertaining offers for a prized asset.

Bayern Munich and Liverpool have both been linked with moves for the Guinea worldwide, but Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick has claimed that the German side have no intention of allowing the midfielder to leave.

"[He has] no release clause in his contract [and] he's still under contract for a long time yet".

Rangnick told Sport1 Doppelpass: "I don't know anything about Bayern interest".

"Naby is an extraordinary player, who could play in any top European league".

"For sure, we will continue to look for causes in the next few days".

Keita has played all but two German top flight games for Leipzig this season, and has made quite the name for himself as the dynamo in the centre of the park despite his diminutive frame.

RB Leipzig are confident that Naby Keita can be kept out of the clutches of a rival, with the Bundesliga outfit adamant that they would not swap the midfielder even for Manchester United's Paul Pogba.

And, according to the Liverpool Echo, Keita has emerged as a prime target for Jurgen Klopp this summer in a bid to bolster his midfield, but will face competition from Arsenal. In addition to that, he has also bagged four goals and eight assists in 22 Bundesliga games.

  • Rogelio Becker