Liverpool and Spurs must 'forget' Barca playmaker signing

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Liverpool have Tottenham Hotspur has been ordered to forget about signing Ibrahim Afellay, according to the player's agent.

The Premier League pair have been heavily linked with the Dutch schemer, with the 25-year-old unable to break into Barcelona's record breaking side.

But Liverpool and Tottenham have been told no deal will be done for the former PSV man.

"Afellay will remain in Spain because he is happy at Barcelona," the player's agent, Robert Jansen said.


"It is normal to receive calls from clubs about players, but they do not amount to much because Barcelona have no doubts about the future of the player."

Liverpool reportedly saw Afellay as the missing piece of their midfield puzzle which already includes new additions Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam, as well as local boys Jay Spearing and Steven Gerrard.

Kenny Dalglish's squad has undergone something of an overhaul those summer, and Afellay could have provided the missing link for Liverpool.

Tottenham however, have yet to make a significant move in the transfer market since signing Brad Friedel from Aston Villa.

The club are reportedly strapped for cash and may have to wait for the sale of Luka Modric, or other members of the Tottenham first team squad that reached the Champions League quarter-finals before making a move in the summer window.

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