Liverpool target Ciro Immobile dismisses transfer rumours - report

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The Italy international has stated that he is happy at Signal Iduna Park and wants to stick it out in Germany.

Liverpool have this week been linked with a summer move for Borussia Dortmund striker Ciro Immobile, who has found the going tough in his first season with the Bundesliga club.

The Italy international was signed at the end of last season by the Signal Iduna Park side as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski, but the former Torino attacker has only scored three domestic goals this term.

With Jurgen Klopp starting to prefer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as his central striker, Immobile’s future has been questioned, but the diminutive attacker has dismissed claims he could leave Germany at the end of the season.

"I chose my path and I'm going to follow it all the way to the end," Immobile told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I would do this again. I feel I'm at the right level to play with Borussia Dortmund.

"After the [German] triumph in the World Cup some of our players were a bit too distracted and we could not replicate in the matches what we were doing in training.

"The hardship I encountered when coming into this team didn't help me integrate myself. But it's not true that [Borussia Coach Jurgen] Klopp doesn't help me. We talk a lot.

"People only remember what they want to remember. Even [Robert] Lewandowski only scored seven goals in his first year, then he started winning and scoring and he left a good memory of himself.

"Hopefully I'll get the same opportunity."

Immobile may well have only started nine games this season at Dortmund but has shown in the past that he has the ability to consistently hit the back of the net - converting 22 goals in the Serie A last season.

With Liverpool said to be in the market for attacking reinforcements, it looks like the Merseysiders will need to turn their attention elsewhere.

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