Liverpool are one of the many clubs linked with signing West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino.
The Mirror described the England under-21 international as a Liverpool target earlier this year, but there is a very clear reason why the club are not likely to pursue a deal.
Berahino is represented by agent Aidy Ward, report The Guardian, who is at the centre of the row regarding Raheem Sterling.
Sterling is refusing to sign a contract extension with Liverpool, and Ward is being held responsible for the 20-year-old player's unrest by the club and by pundits.
Inflammatory comments against the club were reported in the media on Thursday, and The BBC reported Liverpool had cancelled a meeting scheduled to be held today over Sterling with Ward as a result.
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher had been critical of Ward via SkySports, who was referred to in an unpleasant way by the agent in a subsequent interview.
There may be another reason Ward is unhappy with Carragher. Earlier this year the ex-Reds defender told SkySports he felt Danny Ings was a better potential signing for Liverpool than his client Saido Berahino, suggesting the Baggies striker has an 'attitude problem.'
The likelihood of Liverpool pushing ahead with a deal to sign Berahino are currently slim to none, as having another Ward represented player on their books seems like a non-starter.
One interesting aside is whether the Ward-Sterling-Liverpool row influences clubs with summer regarding Berahino; potentially working in West Brom's favour if clubs decide they do not want to deal with the agent.