Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish has said that Ryan Babel will be staying at Anfield.
The Dutch winger was thought to be on his way to Hoffenheim after the German club had a bid accepted and the player underwent a medical.
He also appeared to be willing to be used as a makeweight in a deal involving Ajax star Luis Suarez's move to Merseyside, with the 24-year-old going in the opposite direction back to his former club.
Despite the rumours however, it appears that the Dutchman will be staying at the club for the foreseeable future, although Dalglish did not explain the timeframe of how long he could remain at the Reds.
When asked about the transfer of Babel, which could have an impact on the Reds signing Uruguayan star Suarez, the Scot was typically canny and blunt in his response.
"He's staying here," he said.
The club have also been heavily linked with Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam, and had a bid turned down for him on Friday rumoured to be in the region of around £4million.
Dalglish told the Sky Sports cameras on Saturday following their 3-0 win over Wolves that he had no business to discuss with anyone, and he was sticking to that point, whilst claiming that they would deal with any transfers in a respectful manner.
"I've said before, when we've got some business to discuss, we will discuss," he added.
"We've said that we will try and adopt the way of Liverpool Football Club, certainly one of our ways is to be respectful to other club, and certainly players at other clubs.
"The most important thing we have is the ones at our football club, not somebody else's players."