By David Woods

11th Jul, 2017 | 4:32pm

Betting update: Liverpool strong odds-on favourites to sign top-flight international midfielder

By Harry Sykes

Liverpool have been installed as strong favourites to sign 22-year-old Bundesliga sensation Naby Keita.

What’s even more exciting for Liverpool fans is that no other club is listed as competition in the market.

SkyBet have Liverpool listed as short as 4/5 to sign the young midfielder, with no rival clubs even given a price.

Keita is 10/11 to stay at current club RB Leipzig, which means the bookies think Keita is more likely to move to Anfield than stay where he is.

The odds come on the back of a report in the Mirror claims that claimed the player was valued at £70million by his Bundesliga team.

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Liverpool reportedly haven’t been put off by this valuation and want to start talks over a summer move.

It would mean that Liverpool would have to break their transfer record for the second time the summer, after the capture of Mohamed Salah for £36million.

Keita joined RB Leipzig from RB Salzburg last summer for £13million.

He made 31 appearances in the Bundesliga last season, scoring eight times and adding eight assists.

Keita has 18 caps for Guinea and has scored two goals for his country.

In other Liverpool transfer news, this new signing has taken a massive swipe at former club Chelsea after being snubbed for first-team action.

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