Liverpool reportedly have no intention of signing Domagoj Vida or any other central defender this summer, despite widespread speculation to the contrary.
The Reds were understood to have made a string of bids for Besiktas defender Vida following his performances alongside Dejan Lovren for Croatia at this summer's World Cup, the latest of which was thought to be worth £19.5m.
However, the Liverpool Echo reports that the club are "baffled" by the speculation linking them with the 29-year-old as they have no interest in signing him.
An injury setback for Joel Matip has forced him to fly home early from their pre-season tour of the United States, leading to further reports that manager Jurgen Klopp could look to bring in defensive reinforcements before the August 9 transfer deadline.
However, Klopp is not concerned by a lack of options despite Lovren only due to report back to Melwood six days before their Premier League opener against West Ham United on August 12.