PSV Eindhoven have confirmed they have no intention of selling striker Ola Toivonen this summer, amid speculation that Liverpool were considering mounting a bid for the forward.
Liverpool have been linked with Sweden striker Toivonen, 24, and his PSV team-mate Carlos Salcido. The club’s ambassador, Kenny Dalglish, was reported to have been in attendance at the Phillips Stadion on Sunday as PSV beat AZ Alkmaar 3-1.
However, when asked about the situation, PSV sporting director Marcel Brands told fotbollskanalen.se: “I also read about that (Dalglish’s trip) in the newspaper, but I didn’t see him at the stadium and it is not important. We don’t want to lose Ola during this transfer window.
“They called us last Thursday, in the morning, and asked how much we wanted for Ola Toivanen, but our answer was clear: we will not sell him at this point. We have not heard from them since.
“To have people from other clubs in the stands is quite normal. PSV are a big club and we get visits like that every week.”
PSV boss Fred Rutten added: “I expect Ola to stay with us this season.”
Roy Hodgson watched Toivonen when Sweden beat Scotland 3-0 last week.