Liverpool have been told they are not the frontrunners to sign RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate, according the club’s sporting director.
The Athletic on Monday reported that the Reds had all but sealed the transfer of Konate, and were set to pay his release clause.
The Bundesliga club are, nevertheless, not concerned about the rumours and do not believe they are in danger of losing their defender.
Leipzig have already saw a centre-back Dayot Upamecano leave for Bayern Munich, and the transfer will go through in the summer.
“I can’t say anything on that topic,” Leipzig sporting director Markus Krosche told Stats Perform News regarding the Konate to Liverpool rumours.
“I think that this is not an option for Ibu.
“He has a long contract with us and he knows what we mean to him and what he means to us.
“He was unlucky last year as he had a longer injury but this year he is in a good way and he is an extremely important player that has a lot of potential.
“We want to help him to further develop, and we play internationally, have a very good team, so I don’t see a reason for him to leave us.”