The Reds have seen their previous bids of £57 million and £66 million rejected by the Bundesliga side, who are adamant their No. 8 won’t leave this summer.
But this has not deterred the Anfield hierarchy, who are eager to satisfy Jurgen Klopp‘s demands ahead of a crucial 2017/18 campaign.
All big-money transfers are paid in instalments, but this would see Leipzig receive £40 million this summer, which could be “extremely persuasive.”
Whether this convinces the Red Bull-backed club to part ways with their most valuable asset remains to be seen, but this will be a take-it-or-leave-it offer from the Reds.
This could test Leipzig’s resolve, with Keita able to leave for £48 million next summer due to a release clause in his current contract.
Saints manager Mauricio Pellegrino confirmed the Netherlands international had told the club of his desire to leave, with Van Dijk now training separate from his team-mates.
Van Dijk is valued at over £60 million, but Fenway Sports Group are clearly willing to back their manager this summer.