Liverpool have rejected a £150 million offer from Saudi Arabian side Al Ittihad for Mohamed Salah.
After weeks of speculation, the Saudi Pro League club finally communicated a firm bid to Mike Gordon on Thursday evening.
However, This Is Anfield understands it was rejected, with the Reds determined to keep hold of their star man this summer.
Al Ittihad’s offer was worth a guaranteed £100 million, with a further £50 million worth of add-ons included.
And it remains to be seen whether they will return with an improved bid as they look to bring an Arab icon to a burgeoning league.
But Liverpool are ready to stand firm, with the imminent closure of the Premier League transfer window presenting a major issue.
Should they sell Salah beyond Friday’s transfer deadline, then the Reds would be unable to seek a replacement until January.
There is an uncertainty over when the window closes for Saudi Pro League clubs, with their official website listing the deadline as September 7 but FIFA suggesting it is September 20.
Klopp remained adamant that nothing had changed regarding his No. 11 when speaking at a press conference earlier on Friday morning.
“The position remains the same, absolutely,” he said. “No doubt about that. We cannot [sell Salah]. That’s how it is. Nothing else to say.”
Asked if an offer had been received, he replied: “Not as far as I know, but that doesn’t mean a lot, to be honest.”
Salah’s Liverpool contract runs until summer 2025, having agreed a new deal worth a reported £350,000 per week last summer.