The Mirror is reporting that Liverpool could be willing to offload six players in the next transfer window, with Naby Keita a surprise name on that list.
The Guinea international cost Liverpool a reported (Liverpool Echo) £52.75 million in 2018 but has not managed to find consistently high levels of performance at Anfield.
Of course, Keita remains a top-quality midfielder and plenty of Premier League teams should be interested in his signature.
One, in particular, is Arsenal.
The Gunners need an extra dynamism in midfield as Mikel Arteta looks to put his stamp on Arsenal.
Keita would, of course, be a brilliant signing and one which would leave former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger very happy.
The Arsenal legend tried to sign Keita from Red Bull Salzburg in 2016. The player himself confirmed as much, telling Die Welt that the Frenchman had spoken to him over the phone regarding a potential move prior to his switch to RB Leipzig.
“Arsenal, Southampton, Manchester City and Liverpool FC (were all interested), although I didn’t speak to the coach.No, no (I didn’t speak to Jurgen Klopp), I only had contact with Arsène Wenger, who speaks French.”
That summer Keita would have been a brilliant acquisition for Arsenal. Instead, the Gunners moved for Granit Xhaka that summer, although it is not known if the two transfers were actually linked.
But if Arsenal wanted to bring in a new player, who could add some dynamism to the Gunners midfield, then this former Wenger target might be the perfect option.