Chelsea have joined the race for the signature of RB Leipzig midfielder, Naby keita.
The midfielder has been one of the most impressive players in the Bundesliga’s surprise team this season. RB Leipzig are on course to finish the German league season in second place, which is an impressive feat for a team that just joined the competition this season.
Keita has been very influential to that run, after scoring eight goals and providing eight assists in 29 Bundesliga games this season.
He is a box to box midfielder in the mould of N’Golo Kante.
Antonio Conte is preparing his side for the Champions League next season, which is just one of at least four competitions they would contest next season, and he sees keita as a like for like replacement for Kante when the Frenchman is unavailable through injury or suspension.
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp has been scouting the midfielder throughout the season and hopde that his German connection would help him pull the deal through. However, if the Reds fail to make the Champions League they may miss out on him.