Talk Sport is reporting this morning that Liverpool have been told to forget their interest in Real Madrid winger Jose Callejon.
The 25-year-old only played five times for the La Liga Champions last season following his move from Espanyol and Liverpool had hoped they could swoop in with a bid.
However, Callejon’s agent has quashed any chance of this having a successful outcome, saying that Madrid have labelled the player ‘non-transferrable’ this summer.
The player clearly wants to continue to try and impress manager Jose Mourinho next season, perhaps making more of an impact for his new club.
Madrid are unwilling to sell a player they have only had for a year too, so overall, this seems like a no go for Liverpool or any other interested party.
In terms of what this means for Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool, well they just move onto their next target.
Callejon was clearly a player they wanted to sign, but it appears it is a bit of a lost cause. However, it does give an indication of the type of player they are targeting this summer.
With regards to other attacking options they have been linked with this summer, Spanish striker Fabio Borini – who Rodgers worked with at Swansea – appears to be edging closer and closer to a move to Anfield.