Liverpool have no interest in signing Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish.
Reports over the last few days have linked the European and world champions with a potential move for the 24-year-old.
But the ECHO understands such speculation is wide of the mark with Grealish not on the Reds' radar.
In the summer of 2018, then Villa technical director Steve Round approached Liverpool and offered them the player for £25million, with the Midlanders at that time running into financial difficulties after failing to gain promotion to the Premier League.
The Reds turned down the move, and were similarly disinterested when Villa again offered Grealish for transfer last summer.
Talk of Liverpool and Grealish has intensified in recent days, with former Everton forward Andy Gray suggesting the Villa man is better than any of the Reds' midfielders.
Any links to Liverpool are most likely an attempt to engineer interest from elsewhere in Grealish, with Manchester United reportedly tracking the England U21 international.
Grealish has eight goals and six assists in 23 matches this season. (Liverpool Echo)