Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Liverpool are not planning to sell Tottenham’s target Naby Keita during the January transfer window.

Despite showing glimpses of his quality, Keita has not lived up to expectations since his big-money switch to Anfield back in 2018. The Guinea international’s future is now up in the air, with his contract set to run out at the end of the season (Transfermarkt).

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90min reported last month that Tottenham were monitoring the midfielder’s situation closely and were contemplating an offer for him in January. The publication added that Spurs could face competition from London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal for the 27-year-old.

This was followed by a report from CalcioMercato which suggested that the Reds are ready to cash in on the former RB Leipzig star when the transfer window reopens.

However, Romano has now rejected that claim, insisting that Jurgen Klopp’s men are not planning to part ways with Keita in January.

When asked about the Liverpool midfielder’s future, the journalist told Caught Offside: “To sell players you always need the right proposals; at the moment, there are no official negotiations or bids yet so it’s still quiet. I’m told that, despite speculation, they are not planning for Naby Keita to leave in January, as things stand.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

In Hojbjerg, Bentancur, Bissouma and Skipp, Conte already has four number sixes, which is why I do not think we need a player like Keita. I think Spurs are likely to be in the market for a more offensive-minded midfielder like Weston McKennie so that Conte has a little more flexibility when he chooses to deploy a 3-5-2.

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