Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given up hope of signing Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Alex Teixeira.
Klopp, speaking at Monday’s press conference, admitted that the chances of any new arrivals before the deadline were highly unlikely.
“I’m not sure what’s better for your job. So I can say maybe something happens or I can say the truth,” said Klopp.
“I don’t think something will happen in terms of incomings.
“No, you can finish work for the day.
“The outgoing side I’m not 100 percent sure.”
The Brazilian attacking midfielder has been chased by Klopp and the club are believed to have had bids of £24.6million and £28million for the player rejected after chief executive Ian Ayre travelled to Florida to open talks with the Ukrainian side two weeks ago.
Chelsea have also been tracking Teixeira, but news of the 26-year-old’s €70m (£53m) release clause looks to have ultimately put paid to any move for the player, who has scored 26 goals this season.
Whether Liverpool make a move for Teixeira in the summer remains to be seen.