Red Bull Salzburg forward Munas Dabbur has reportedly rejected the chance to join Valencia as he is determined to complete a switch to Liverpool.
The Israel international, believed to be valued in the region of £22m, recently hinted that he is eager to join the Reds.
No deal has yet been struck between Salzburg and Liverpool, however, and The Star suggests that Valencia tried to pounce by making a move of their own.
However, the report indicates that the Premier League leaders remain Dabbur's favoured choice of club and a transfer is drawing "closer and closer".
Dabbur scored 27 goals last season to help Salzburg to the Austrian Bundesliga title and has 55 goals in 110 appearances overall since joining from Grasshopper in 2016.