Rafael Benitez has not received any offers and wants to stay at Liverpool, according to his agent.
Benitez has been linked with a move to Juventus and it had been believed that the deal was all but done.
However, as Benitez prepares to meet with new chairman Martin Broughton to discuss his position at the club, his agent has said the Spaniard has no immediate plans to leave.
“We have not received any offers from any club,” Manuel Garcia Quilon said. “Benitez’s aim is to remain at Liverpool and try to help the team improve with new owners. He is under contract and his wish is to remain at Liverpool.”
Quilon had earlier been less forthright about his client’s future when he said: “This week Rafa will meet the president of the club. From what I know, he wants to stay on at Liverpool.
“Benitez wants to know the club’s plans for future, what the investment in players will be like. For him, this is a very important detail.
“I have not made any agreement with Juve. Benitez has four years on his contract with Liverpool.”
BBC Sport claims the Spaniard pulled out of a face-to-face meeting with Broughton last week and another the week before, although his reasons for doing so are not clear.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, meanwhile, has said he would be happy to see Benitez take charge at the club.
“Rafa Benitez’s CV is really good,” he said on Sky Sports News. “Tactically he’s a very good manager and he’s also shown he can deal with problems off the pitch. Benitez is a great professional that every team would like to have.”