Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has denied a pre-agreement has been reached to sign defender Joel Matip from Schalke.
Out of contract with the Bundesliga club in June, 24-year-old Matip has been linked with a move to Anfield this week, with some reports suggesting a deal has already been put in place.
Klopp's squad has been decimated by injuries to defensive players this season and a loan deal to bring QPR's Steven Caulker was secured earlier this week, but the former Borussia Dortmund boss insists there is no news as far as Matip is concerned.
"There is nothing to say about it. If and when something is fixed you will be the first to know," Klopp told the media on Friday.