Man Utd Ready To Hijack Liverpool’s £65m Move As Mourinho Eyes Major Coup

By on July 18, 2017

Managers are now pressing ahead with their plans for the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd are tipped to move for Naby Keita…

Manchester United are showing a keen interest in signing Naby Keita and are ready to hijack Liverpool’s attempts to secure a £65m deal with RB Leipzig, according to a report in the Express.

Jurgen Klopp has been chasing Keita all summer and the Reds boss is desperate to make the Guinea international his third major signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Dominic Solanke and Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool are yet to agree a deal with RB Leipzig but the Express claim they are set to table a fresh £65m offer this week after seeing a previous £57m bid rejected by the German outfit.

It seems the Merseysiders are already preparing for Keita’s arrival by freeing up a space in their squad with Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva set to join Lazio in a £5m deal.

However, Liverpool could yet face some late competition as the Express are citing a report from Football Whispers that claims Man Utd have now identified Keita as a target of their own.

Jose Mourinho is on the look out for a long-term replacement for Michael Carrick – who turns 36 later this month – and United have been linked with a number of central midfielders in recent weeks.

But it looks as though Keita is now on his radar and the report indicates that United could now try and hijack Liverpool’s attempts to sign the midfielder from under their rivals noses.

United obviously have the financial muscle to afford Keita and they’ve already shown this summer that they are capable of pulling off a major coup after trumping Chelsea to the £75m signing of Romelu Lukaku.

We’ll have to wait and see whether United are able to do the same with Keita but I think he’d be a sensational signing for United or Liverpool if either club were able to get a deal agreed with Leipzig.

READ MORE –> Liverpool transfer news | Man Utd transfer news

The 22-year-old has developed in to one of the best all-round midfielders in Europe since joining Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in 2016 and he chipped in with 8 goals and 8 assists to help the club finish second in the Bundesliga behind Bayern Munich last season.


  1. Grant

    July 18, 2017 at 10:31 am

    So utd have identified have they? Remember Salah, the player he ‘identified’. I am better than mourinho and Klopp is ten times better than him. His player management is appaling. His management was clear to see when the costliest side in the EPL played utter garbage under him. He is a guy that buys players at high cost thus forcing them to perform under the wight of the transfer fee. Klopp however is an entirely different animal. Players love him, would run through walls for him, is always smiling! Who would want to play for the depressing, moaning little has been who plays awful negative football over Klopp? Keita dreams of Liverpool has a best friend in Mane, has the same agent as Mane, who wants to play attacking, swashbuckling football, not negative hoof it up the pitch rubbish. Liverpool too have money, money isnt the object, its who the player wants to play for, klopp or mourinho! He has stated his desire for Klopp quite understandibly. Good luck utd, he will be where he wants to be in the coming weeks along with Van Dijk. Identified my ass, he just cant bear the though of him being at Liverpool! How he still cries about when Liverpool turned him down all those years ago hahaha

  2. Alex

    July 18, 2017 at 10:50 am

    I wonder what people like grant will do when man u sign keita. May be hang himself. What u gut u hv boy

  3. Martin

    July 18, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Grant, how many CL, PL titles or domestic cups has Klopp won? That’s the number of players who would prefer playing under him over Jose.

    • Vrizzy

      July 18, 2017 at 11:49 am

      What’s up with Grant? ranting like an aged woman who is hungry. go get food bro! kidney pool boy…

  4. priy

    July 18, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    We will champions leauge, the leauge, league cup and fa cup. Thats why keita wants to join lfc

  5. Peter adonis

    July 18, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Wake up and smell the roses bra ,I think u living in a fanta bottle

  6. dayspring

    July 18, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I am sick and tired of all this fake news, so i think i should start publishing some myself like “NO KEITA FOR MAN UTD”.
    remember i called it fake news so grant get ready to see your worse dreams come through..

  7. micheal

    July 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

    kieta is a good play I think man u is the best team for him

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