Russian side Dinamo Moscow have claimed that they rejected a loan bid from Liverpool in the January transfer window for winger Balazs Dzsudzsak.
Dzsudzsak, 26, is a Hungary international and has reportedly caught the eye of Brendan Rodgers thanks to his impressive performances in the Russian Premier League. Earlier this week, he revealed that he was barred from departing the club, with Dinamo sporting director Dmitry Galyamin now confirming that it was Liverpool who were rebuffed.
"We received an offer from Liverpool for a loan deal but not for a permanent deal," Galyamin told Sky Sports. "Loaning is not an option for us so we finished the discussions immediately."
Dzsudzsak is still believed to be keen to move on and will wait until the summer before making new plans for his future.
"I am staying but it wasn't up to me," he told Nemzeti Sport on Tuesday. "Dinamo didn't let me go, not even to Liverpool. I can't say any more because it is not my position to do so.
"I want to say that in Hungary people have written me off but it seems that some respectable teams still believe in me.
"I am not that disappointed. What I couldn't do during the winter transfer window can be done in the summer. It's also a nice feeling that in Moscow they have faith in me."