Liverpool have not expressed an interest in signing Callum Hudson-Odoi, contrary to reports that emerged on Wednesday.
The Reds were rumoured to have met with the winger and his representatives amid speculation linking him with a move away from Chelsea.
Hudson-Odoi is expected to reject a new deal at Stamford Bridge worth £85,000-a-week in favour of pursuing regular first team football elsewhere.
Bayern Munich are in pole position to sign the 18-year-old, with the latest of their four bids having supposedly met Chelsea’s £35million valuation.
Despite talk of a late enquiry from Anfield officials, Goal.com’s Chelsea correspondent Nizaar Kinsella insists the battle remains between the Blues and Bayern.
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Hudson-Odoi’s desire to move to Germany serves as major proof of the impact Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson have had following their moves to Borussia Dortmund and Hoffenheim, respectively.
The pair represent beacons of the threat Premier League sides now face in regards to the senior opportunities that await young English prospects abroad.
Liverpool had to fend off interest from Borussia Mönchengladbach in Rhian Brewster last year and have since seen Bobby Duncan attract interest from the likes of Bayern and RB Leipzig.
The club having no interest in Hudson-Odoi will come as no shock to most fans, with Jurgen Klopp not expected to add to his squad before the end of the month.