Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita could be sold during the January transfer window, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.
Sheth, who is usually more reliable than most of the journalists at the TV network, says the Guinean international’s contract situation may lead to a sale being sanctioned:
“There have been links once more to a return to the Bundesliga, but he is with the Liverpool squad now in Dubai and he has resumed training with them. It is definitely one to keep an eye on because if Liverpool decide not to extend that contract, then there might even be business to be done in January.”
Keita has been surprisingly linked with other Premier League teams, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham, but (as Sheth mentions) a return to Germany seems the most likely possibility.
The Reds spent £52m to sign Keita from RB Leipzig in 2018 but his four-and-a-half-year stay at Anfield has been ravaged by injury problems. He has only managed to play one match for his club this season, and that was a brief appearance in the Community Shield against Manchester City all the way back in July.
Considering Keita will have just six months remaining on his current deal next month, there is very little time left for Liverpool to get any return on their investment.