According to a report in Marca, Real Madrid have recently turned down a loan bid from Liverpool for highly rated youngster Martin Odegaard.
The Spanish publication claim that the Reds offered to take him on loan and hand him a predominant role in their starting eleven but the Madrid giants have no intentions of letting him leave.
"After struggling to break in to Madrid’s first-team, Liverpool have recently offered to take him on loan and hand him a protagonist role in the team but the answer from Madrid has been no," Marca say.
Odegaard is seen by some as one of the best youngsters in Europe, prompting the La Liga side to bring him in from Norway and pay him handsomely in comparison to the club’s youth team.
The 17-year-old has had a taste of first-team action for Madrid, replacing Cristiano Ronaldo during the last game of the previous season to much applause from the Santiago Bernabeu faithful.
However, his options remain limited at present and, with an abundance of stars standing between him and a first-team spot, most of his football will be played for the club’s Castillo side.
Liverpool are in the midst of an injury crisis and have struggled to score goals on the road of late.
How much first-team football the Reds could have offered Odegaard remains to be seen - yet it’s seemingly clear boss Jurgen Klopp is considering all types of possibilities for potential reinforcements.