English Premier League leaders Liverpool have been told that German Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig winger Timo Werner is not for sale and will not be leaving the club in this winter transfer window.
This remains a big blow to the Merseyside club who are keen to add more legs to their attack so as to see through the second half of the season with flying results.
The club owner Oliver Mintzlaff made the stand known when speaking to Kicker as he made it clear that they are also in need of the layer and will ensure his contract is renewed before it runs to an end.
This means that contract talks would be opened with the player in the coming summer over a new deal so as to discourage suitors from coming for his signature.
With Liverpool already parting ways with Solanke, there are indications that they will be left with no choice than to move in for another forward who will serve as a substitute or an option in case of injury situations.
But with latest report, the Reds will have to turn their attention elsewhere to secure a forward with Timo Werner seeming to be unavailable at the moment.