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Real Madrid interested in Naby Keita

Liverpool's Naby Keita could be on his way this summer, according to reports in Spain.

At risk of missing out on next season's Champions League, Liverpool have some important decisions to make ahead of this summer's transfer window.

One player with an uncertain future is Naby Keita, who is reportedly attracting interest from Real Madrid over a possible move this summer.

Todofichajes claim Zinedine Zidane wants to freshen up his ageing squad and has identified the Guinean as one of his main targets. 

This report comes just weeks before the clubs' all-important showdown in the Champions League quarter final.

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Liverpool purchased Keita from RB Leipzig in 2017, after activating his release clause of £54 million. He has played 75 games in all competitions, recording seven goals and four assists in an injury-hit Anfield career. 

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Since joining Liverpool, Naby Keita has missed almost as many games as he has featured in. The creative midfielder has missed a grand total of 54 matches with injuries ranging from angina to ligament issues. 

Although he has missed a lot of time, his talent can not be debated. Before joining Liverpool, Naby Keita was named the second best player in the Bundesliga by his fellow players. He only finished behind Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. 

Real Madrid are apparently willing to pay €30 million (£25.7m), nearly half of what Liverpool paid for him. 

However, Todofichajes claim the Reds will only listen to offers above €40 million (£34.3m).

Some believe that Spanish media have disclosed this rumour to merely unsettle the Liverpool camp ahead of next month's European contest.

Although Los Blancos are in need of rejuvenating their squad, Keita seems a surprising target, considering his ongoing injury problems.