Liverpool have agreed on a club record deal to sign Naby Keita – but he won’t move from RB Leipzig until next summer.
Keita, 22, underwent a medical today after the Reds reached an agreement with the Bundesliga outfit.
Leipzig weren’t prepared to sell Keita during the current window with Liverpool having a second bid of £66 million rejected last month.
However, the Reds have secured his services from July 1, 2018.
Keita has a £48 million release clause which comes into effect next summer and it has been reported that Liverpool have agreed to pay a premium on top of that amount in order to get a deal done now.