Having been on the search (quietly) since Philippe Coutinho left the club, Liverpool fans will be frustrated to see Gianluca Di Marzio claiming that Argentine star Javier Pastore has knocked them back.
Desperate to return to the country where he flourished at Palermo, the talk is that Pastore wants to head back to Italy and restore his confidence and love for the game. With personal terms apparently agreed with Internazionale, too, it sounds like Liverpool will need to wait for a little while longer to try and find a replacement for their Brazilian magician.
The last few years for Pastore, once seen as a genuine star of the game, have bene blighted with injury and average form. Never having lived up to his potential since he made the move to Paris, a return to Italy is seemingly his first choice as he looks to restore the reputation that once made him among the most wanted talents in the world.
With bids as high as €40m rejected, too, it seems like Pastoer is staying true to his wish to go back to Italy. A sensational talent on his day, a return to Italy could see him finally find the glory that once made him among the best players in the world.
A paltry 14 appearances this season means that a fresh start is wanted by all sides, with the Argentine expected to move on and begin anew in Italy, with Inter his seemingly preferred destination.