Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt has committed his future to the club.
The 30-year-old had been linked with a move to Inter, now managed by former Reds boss Rafael Benitez.
“As far as I know my future is at Liverpool,” said Kuyt after helping Livepool beat Trabzonspor in their Europa League qualifier.
“I have had a great time here so far and hope my future here will be great as well and that I can win trophies with Liverpool.”
Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson welcomed the comments from a player he regards as vital in his attempts to turn around the club’s fortunes.
“Dirk Kuyt is not for sale so excuse me for not understanding the speculation of being happy now he has said he is staying because I never doubted he was staying,” said Hodgson.
“Dirk is an important part of Liverpool, I’ve made it clear we don’t welcome any offers for him and he’s not for sale.
“As far as I’m concerned he is someone I believe in, someone I count on, and it is important we improve the team around the likes of Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Jose Reina and Kuyt and not sell them and start all over again.”