Liverpool remain hopeful of signing Naby Keita from RB Leipzig this Summer.
The club have seen bids rejected by the German club for the midfielder in recent weeks, but manager Jurgen Klopp is not moving on to any other targets until he feels the move is definitely finished.
Many media outlets have reported that the Bundesliga club have won the battle to keep hold of their star player for the upcoming season after resisting offers from Anfield.
But Klopp is still hopeful that a deal can be pulled off in the closing stages of the Summer transfer window, with three weeks left to do business before it slams shut until the new year.
Keita remains keen on making the move to Merseyside and is refusing to even discuss terms on a new contract with the Red Bull backed club as they look to tie him down to fresh terms.
Leipzig would run the risk of losing Keita for a fee of £48m next Summer if they keep him but do not agree a new contract with the Guinea international before then.
Klopp remains hopeful that they will give up on trying to persuade Keita to sign a new deal and accept a higher fee than the one they would receive in a year or so.