RB Leipzig confirm they will continue to sell their key players amid Liverpool links to star centre-half Dayot Upamecano.
The Anfield outfit are in the market for a centre-back and while it’s unlikely they will enter the January transfer market, Michael Edwards is continuing to plan for the summer.
The 22-year-old French star has established himself as one of the continent’s outstanding young defenders during his time at RB Leipzig, having arrived from sister club RB Salzburg three years ago.
He is understood to have been tracked by a host of top European clubs, including Jurgen Klopp’s side and rivals Manchester United.
And Die Roten Bullen’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff conceded: “We have a squad that is very broad in terms of quality.
“So we will sell top performers again if it makes financial sense and we can cope with it from a sporting point of view.”
Liverpool have good relations with Red Bull clubs, having purchased the Guinean star Naby Keita from RB Leipzig back in 2018 and the Japan international Takumi Minamino from RB Salzburg last year.
Meanwhile, Klopp is allegedly willing to allow youngster Sepp van den Berg to leave on loan in January.
The 19-year-old Sepp has spent most of the term with the Under-23s but has also been named on the bench for the first team as centre-back cover.
And despite Jordan Henderson and Fabinho being used against the Saints, the Reds will allow the Dutch ace to leave on loan before the end of the January market, according to Goal.