Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he will not entertain the thought of off-loading controversial forward Mario Balotelli in the January transfer window.
Reports from Italy have linked Balotelli with Inter Milan and his former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
They have coincided with Rodgers admitting that Balotelli, who has started just eight league games since his £16 million summer signing, is struggling to come to terms with Liverpool's style of play.But with Liverpool still fighting on three cup fronts - the Europa League, League and FA Cups - Rodgers insists nobody will leave when the transfer window opens next week.
Rodgers said: 'It is not something I have even thought about. We have had a lot of games this season in a lot of competitions.
'At this moment in time, it is key for me to keep the squad together.'