Borussia Dortmund have told Liverpool to forget about signing Christian Pulisic in the near future.
Pulisic has emerged as Liverpool’s main transfer target for both the winter transfer window and for next summer, with the club keen to bolster their attacking options.
The Reds reportedly had a bid of around £11million rejected by the Bundesliga club for the winger last summer.
But the Daily Mail believe the American is still top of Jurgen Klopp’s wish list.
The newspaper claims that any offer would need to be at least £25million to tempt the Bundesliga giants, but negotiations promise to be difficult.
The 18-year-old has scored two goals and assisted five in 14 appearances in all competitions, and has impressed in his breakthrough campaign in the Dortmund first team.
But sporting director Michael Zorc has delivered a withering assessment of Liverpool’s chances of signing the player.
He told German newspaper Bild: “It’s not worth the effort for Liverpool.”