Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their chase for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette, with the club’s president denying that there is any chance the player could move in the near future.
The Reds are looking to sign another striker in the January transfer window, with Luis Suarez’s summer replacements Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert failing to score with any regularity since the start of the season.
Daniel Sturridge has also struggled with injury since the start of the campaign.
On the other hand, Lacazette has hit 11 goals in only 13 games for Lyon, and Brendan Rodgers was likely hopeful that he could transfer that form to the Premier League.
The Daily Mirror believes that it would have cost Liverpool around £15 million to bring the in-form striker to Anfield.
However, Lyon’s president has denied that there is any chance he could switch clubs in the winter transfer window.
President Jean Michel Aulas told radio station RMC: “The difference between now and Benzema’s time is that we will soon have a big stadium to ensure revenue.
“There won’t be such a need to sell players. Lacazette won’t go anywhere. We have enough money so that we can keep him.”