Espanyol have turned down an offer from Liverpool for Spanish international Albert Riera.
The Reds are believed to have tabled an offer of around €12million, but that falls well short of Espanyol’s valuation of the player of €24million.
Riera has recently expressed his desire to secure a move to a bigger club, but he has been told he will be going nowhere unless the club receive their asking price.
“We are very disappointed with the quotes made by the player last week,” said Espanyol president Daniel Sanchez Libre.
“If a player wants to leave then they should speak with the club, not the press.
“If a club wants to sign Riera then the price will be €24million, and that figure will not change.”