Liverpool‘s £11 million offer for teenage forward Christian Pulisic has been rejected by Borussia Dortmund, reports on Monday claim.
Pulisic finds himself in a challenging position in 2016/17, with Dortmund adding Mario Gotze, Emre Mor, Ousmane Dembele and Andre Schurrle to their attacking ranks over the summer.
The versatile forward, who is arguably at his best behind the striker, could therefore look to move on to boost his first-team prospects.
They also claim that the Bundesliga side are not looking to loan Pulisic out this summer, with a permanent deal the only option.
Whether the Reds return with an improved bid remains to be seen, but the Liverpool Echo have suggested an agreement is now unlikely before the transfer window closes on Wednesday.
Klopp is taking a long-term view with regards to his interest in Pulisic, however, and with the USA international in the final two years of his current contract, a move in the coming transfer windows could be more successful.
Dortmund no doubt value Pulisic at much higher than £11 million, with the youngster one of their most outstanding prospects for the future.
The Potters have made a similar bid for the former Pennsylvania Classics talent, but he looks poised to remain at the Westfalenstadion for at least the next six months.