Sounds like RB is run by nutters....
Naby Keita to Liverpool: Club chiefs thought deal was done - transfer claim
A TWITTER transfer in-the-know has made an extraordinary claim about Liverpool's chase for Naby Keita.
By Jack Wilson
PUBLISHED: 00:00, Sat, Aug 5, 2017 | UPDATED: 08:19, Sat, Aug 5, 2017
Liverpool fan Graeme Kelly, who has more than 65,000 followers on the social-networking site, is a constant source of Kop transfer news.
Speaking on the Code Red podcast, Kelly said he has heard from those inside the club that a deal for midfielder Keita, 21, was done.
The Reds were told to bid £66million, which they eventually did, only to be stunned when the offer was knocked back.
Kelly now thinks that RB Leipzig are just trying to get attention on themselves and that's their motivation this summer.
Kelly said: "Don't get me wrong, I think their stance will weaken somewhat but Red Bull love the press.
"I was told Red Bull said to Liverpool: 'For £66million, he's yours.' We bid lower than that first time, £53m, but we went back and bid £66m and they turned it down.
We bid lower than that first time, £53m, but we went back and bid £66m and they turned it down
"Even everyone at the club were dumbfounded. They thought it was a done deal.
"I think it's Red Bull just wanting the limelight. It strikes me as odd for a club last year whose revenue was just €82m. They are in a massive amount of debt and they've turned down almost their entire year's revenue for one player.
"It doesn't ring true for me. I don't see how they can do that.
"Anyone can buy him for £45m next season so I just don't see what they're doing here.
"I think Red Bull played the game with almost everyone.
"I was told it'd go back and forth and they'll create this story.
"Apparently when the bid came in and they turned it down someone said Jürgen Klopp actually laughed, because they were a crazy club.
"They don't do things the way football clubs do."