Seydou Keita
Mali international Seydou Keita has been linked with a move to Liverpool.

Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita admits he is "flattered" to be linked with a move to Liverpool but insists no decision has been made about his future past the end of this season.

Keita, 32, has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp since the summer, making just seven La Liga starts, and reports have suggested he could seek a move abroad to secure regular first-team football.

Earlier this week, Liverpool's director of football revealed that a number of big name players are already talking to the club about joining in the summer. Athletic Bilbao's Javi Martinez, Lille forward Eden Hazard and Keita have all been linked with the club in the wake of Comolli's remarks.

"We already know that there are big players who want to join us next summer because they believe in the project," Comolli said.

"Everybody in Europe knows what Liverpool football club are trying to do. Obviously the fact that we're back playing in Europe and we've won the trophy, it's all positive things.

"There's a very positive vibe around the club around Europe. A lot of players I know are very interested about joining the project because it's a very interesting project."

And Liverpool have been encouraged in their pursuit of Keita after the Mali international revealed his head had been turned by the club's reported interest.

"I am flattered by the interest of Liverpool Football Club, one of the biggest clubs in the world," Keita told ESPN Soccernet. The midfielder, who has two years left on his deal at Barca, added: "However, let's wait until the end of the season with Barcelona and see what happens.

"I love Barcelona and it is difficult to find a better team than them, but I am ambitious and want to play football week in, week out.

"A challenge somewhere else is attractive to me and Liverpool are a top team with very good players."