Liverpool have had an offer for Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez rejected by the Bundesliga side.
The German international has been linked with an Anfield switch for several months, and Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has missed out on the player after making his move.
“They were interested and the club (Liverpool) spoke to Bayern Munich. The club were not at all interested in selling Gomez and were not keen to start discussions," a source told Sport.co.uk.
“He will stay in Bayern Munich.”
Liverpool are being heavily linked with a number of strikers as Spanish star Fernando Torres is linked with a move away from the club, providing Chelsea meet the £50 million valuation made by the Reds.
A £30 million bid for Andy Carroll has also been tabled by the Merseyside outfit today, although Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has flatly rejected the offer.
25-year-old Gomez has been prolific for the Bundesliga outfit since joining for a fee in the region of €30 million back in 2009, particularly this season with 15 league goals to his name. He is currently the division's top scorer. At international level, he has 41 caps with 14 goals for Germany.
It is being reported by Sport.co.uk that Liverpool made their approach for Gomez on Sunday night, and would therefore appear to have been the top target as replacement for Torres at Anfield.
Liverpool appear desperate to land another striker before the January transfer deadline passes, but it will not be Gomez making a move to the Barclays Premier League.
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