Liverpool have told Premier League rivals Chelsea to forget about making a summer move for star striker Fernando Torres.
Reports in Spain and England have suggested the Blues are weighing up a £50million move for the Spaniard after his superb first season in the top flight.
The 24-year-old scored 33 goals in his debut campaign after arriving from Atletico Madrid last summer.
Reports have suggested Liverpool could be willing to cash in on Torres, but a spokesman for Reds co-owner Tom Hicks has rubbished the rumors.
“It is simply beyond comprehension. There is no circumstance in which Torres will be sold,” Hicks’ spokesman told The Mirror.
“Why would the owners invest so much money in supporting the manager, to then undermine that support? It is ludicrous.”
And Hicks himself insisted the Reds would never contemplate selling Torres. He told the Daily Telegraph: “We would never consider it.”