Leipzig director Rangnick rules out Forsberg sale

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RB Leipzig sporting director Ralf Rangnick has insisted star man Emil Forsberg will not be sold in January as they try to chase down Bayern Munich.

Playing in the Bundesliga for the first time, Leipzig have enjoyed an outstanding first half of the season and trail champions Bayern by just three points at the top of the table.

Forsberg has been key to their fine form, scoring five goals in 15 league appearances and reportedly attracted the attention of Liverpool.

Rangnick, though, is determined to keep the Sweden international in Leipzig - until the end of the season at the very least.

"I can promise you that Emil will be here until [the end of the season] in any case," he said at the club's training camp in Portugal. "And hopefully for a long period after that, too."

Leipzig return to Bundesliga action at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on January 21.