Hotshot Paul-Georges Ntep denies Liverpool links

The Rennes attacker has moved to quell rumours of an impending switch to Anfield.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has admitted recently that the Anfield club are in need of attacking reinforcements this summer, with a glut of names being linked with the Merseyside club as a result.

One of the most promising stories involved highly-rates Paul-Georges Ntep, who L’Equipe reported last week as having travelled to Liverpool to meet with representatives of the Premier League club.

However, the versatile French forward has moved to dispel rumblings that he could be Anfield bound, stating that he did not cross the Channel last week and would be remaining with the Ligue 1 outfit.

"I did not go to Liverpool last week, that's completely false," he told J+1, as reported by

"I have a contract until 2017. Stade Rennais gave me my first professional contract and, for now, I am very well here."

Ntep has put in a number of impressive performances for Rennes this season and has built a substantial reputation after starring at France under-21 level.

The Reds are struggling for goals due to Daniel Sturridge’s latest injury concerns, with back-up options Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert all failing to live up to their billing.

Rodgers’ men have struggled since the departure of Luis Suarez last summer and as a result have scored considerably less goals this season than last.

Despite the likelihood of a new attacking face or two arriving on Merseyside this summer, it looks like Ntep will not be one of them.

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