Liverpool told Philippe Coutinho they were not interest in re-signing him when he discussed a potential return. The Brazilian is on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona but the German side are not interested in making the move permanent.
Coutinho has struggled to produce the levels he did at Anfield since moving to the Catalans in January 2018.
Barcelona parted with over £100m to sign the 27-year-old and he has struggled to live up to the price tag.
The Spanish club are prepared to part ways with the player and he has been linked with both Merseyside clubs as well as Leicester.
A Premier League return is his main priority leading his agent Kia Joorabchian to consider his options.
Brendan Rodgers was the man who signed him at Liverpool which has led to the Leicester connection while Carlo Ancelotti is set to splash the cash at Goodison Park and is an admirer.
Barcelona are willing to send Coutinho out on loan once again if they cannot find a buyer in the coming months.