Liverpool have been warned to forget about a transfer deadline day-beating bid for Hannover captain Lars Stindl.
Brendan Rodgers' Reds have been strongly linked with making a move for the 26-year-old midfielder and bidding to tempt him to Anfield.
But Hannover are not even willing to consider the possibility of allowing Stindl to quit the club in the current transfer window.
Asked about move speculation by German daily Bild, Hannover president Martin Kind replied: "In any eventuality, we will not let him go this winter."
Stindl's contract with Hannover runs until the summer of 2016, however he is thought to have a clause in his contract which will allow him to leave the Bundesliga club this coming summer for just €3m.
The midfielder, who is a product of Karlsruher's youth set-up, is considered a key man at Hannover, a club he joined in 2010.
Stindl missed the start of the current season with a damaged knee ligament, but has now fully returned to action for Hannover.
The German has clocked up eight Bundesliga appearances, scoring three goals and providing three assists so far this term.