Schalke general manager Horst Heldt has denied that defender Kyriakos Papadopoulos is set to join Liverpool.
There had been speculation that the Greece international had reached an agreement to end his three-year spell with Schalke and move to the Premier League club.
However, Heldt insisted that no offer has been made for the 21-year-old – who is recovering from a knee injury that has kept him out of action since November – and stated that the centre-back is in the Bundesliga side’s plans for next season.
“There is nothing to these rumours,” Heldt told Reviersport.
“There is no offer for Papadopoulos. Not from Liverpool or from any other club.
“On the contrary, we are pleased that ‘Papa’ is making progress with his knee injury and he will hopefully be with us again soon. We’re planning for him.”
Still, Heldt did admit that Schalke may be persuaded to part company with the former Olympiacos man should the right offer come along.
“If we receive an offer for him, we will come together and talk about that as we do with every player for us,” he added.