After ending their pursuit of his signature, Liverpool has received a boost to their chances of signing Naby Kieta next summer.
The Reds were very desperate to sign the Guinean this summer so much so that they offered double their current record transfer outlay for his signature. However, all bids for the midfielder were turned down by Leipzig and they even went ahead to send a letter to Liverpool asking them to forget about signing him.
The Reds decided to end their pursuit and try again next summer, and they may be able to sign him for a significantly lower fee at that time as it has been reported that he has a £48 million release clause that kicks in next summer.
RB Leipzig is looking to tie him down to a new deal and increase his release clause, but club president, Ralf Rangnick has admitted the midfielder may not sign new terms.
Keita is believed to have personally asked to leave the former German second division champions for Liverpool, but they informed him he was going nowhere.
Liverpool will be hoping he does not sign so that they can get him quickly next summer.