RP Leipzig have told Arsenal and Liverpool it will cost them £26 million if they hope to sign Naby Keita this summer, according to reports in Germany.

Both Premier League powerhouses have scouted the Guinea international this season, whose performances have been fundamental in ensuring his side have emerged as Bayern Munich’s closest challengers in the Bundesliga.

The 22-year-old midfielder revealed last August he held talks with Arsene Wenger but conceded he was not ready for a move to a club of Arsenal’s stature.

‘I had contact with Arsene Wenger, who spoke French to me,’ said Keita.