Arsenal target Luis Suarez has denied telling Uruguayan newspaper El Observer that he wanted to stay at Liverpool.
Recent reports suggested that he had made a U-turn and had decided to reject interest from the Gunners in order to stay at Anfield.
However Suarez - speaking after Uruguay's 4-2 win over Japan - has since dismissed those reports by saying: "I didn't say that."
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has had two bids rebuffed for the highly-rated striker - including a £40million and one pound bid which was said to have activated his release clause.
However Liverpool claim the clause was that Suarez could talk to any potential suitors if a bid of over £40million was made.
The Professional Footballers' Association have since backed Liverpool by claiming the club's stance is correct.
This has led to Suarez threatening to take legal action against the Merseyside club.
Wenger may now consider a fresh bid for the striker after previously saying the transfer was on 'stand-by.'