Arsenal interested in signing €20m-rated Guinea international

Arsenal and Tottenham could be about to lock horns over a free transfer swoop to add Liverpool player Naby Keita at the end of the campaign. Guinea international has failed to live up to his potential since joining the Merseyside club from RB Leipzig in 2018 and he’s struggled to hold down a regular first-team spot in Jurgen Klopp’s starting eleven.

Keita’s time at Liverpool has been hampered by several injury issues. Naby showed signs of promise during the latter stages of the last campaign and it looked like he was getting back to his best form.

However, the 27-year-old midfielder’s yet to make an appearance this campaign due to a niggling hamstring problem that he aggravated just before the season started having played only 5 minutes in the Community Shield victory over Man City.

The Guinean midfielder’s future at Anfield is in serious doubt as he’s in the final year of his deal and negotiations over an extension have hit a deadlock. The Guinean’s agent tried to get a new deal agreed in the summer but the Reds were in no rush to discuss fresh terms, a situation that has left the midfielder unhappy.

It looks increasingly likely that he’ll leave on a free transfer at the end of the campaign and Arsenal and Tottenham are among the teams showing a keen interest in snapping him up.

The report says the Gunners are contemplating making the African midfielder an offer to sign him for free when his deal at Anfield expires next summer, but there is competition from here and abroad.