Liverpool winger target Kevin Grosskreutz has signed a contract extension at Borussia Dortmund.
The 24-year-old German international has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield in the past, with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers sending scouts to watch the £10million-rated player back in November, according to Metro.
However, the Merseysiders appear set to miss out on the former Rot Weiss Ahlen starlet, with Grosskreutz delighted to pen a new deal at the Westfalenstadion.
"I am happy playing for the Blacks and Yellows. Borussia Dortmund was always my priority and I will give everything I have got to be successful with this club,” he’s quoted as saying on Sky Sports.
"I was, I am and I remain a Borussian."
Borussia Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc was understandably delighted to tie another player to the club, with Grosskreutz joining teammates Neven Subotic, Sven Bender, Lukasz Piszczek, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Mario Gotze in signing a new long-term deal.
"Kevin has always been a player with a high degree of identification with Borussia Dortmund and we are pleased that we have been able to tie another key component of our team down in the long term," added Zorc.
Despite failing to land Grosskreutz, Liverpool did strengthen in the wide areas during the January transfer window, with Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho joining the Premier League club.
The England striker has hit the ground running since his arrival from Chelsea, whilst the young Brazilian is yet to get a first team chance after completing his move just days ahead of the deadline.
Thomas Ince was also linked with a return to his former club, but Liverpool failed to secure the services of the young winger.