Rumours circulated in France that the Rennes winger had been at the Reds’ Melwood training complex to seal a summer transfer, but he has now refuted the claim


Rennes winger Paul-Georges Ntep has rubbished reports that he was on Merseyside last week to seal a summer move to Liverpool.

French newspaper L’Equipe claimed recently that the 22-year-old had twice visited the Reds’ Melwood training complex and was personally keen to seal a move.

But Ntep has stressed that there is no substance to the rumours and pledged his immediate future to Rennes.

“I did not go to Liverpool last week, that’s completely false,” he told J+1.

“I have a contract until 2017. Stade Rennais gave me my first professional contract and, for now, I am very well here.”

Ntep has scored nine goals and laid on five assists in 33 Ligue 1 appearances this season.