Negredo cools Liverpool transfer talk, plans to stay at Valencia

Reported Liverpool target Alvaro Negredo has played down talk of a £15million move to Anfield after insisting he wants to stay at Valencia.

Despite already signing strikers Christian Benteke and Danny Ings this summer, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers remains determined to boost his forward options with Fabio Borini and Mario Balotelli expected to follow Rickie Lambert out of the Anfield exit door.

Negredo caught the eye during his time in England with Man City, but was loaned to Valencia last summer in a deal that saw Los Che complete a permanent 27million euros move.

But amid reports that Valencia are keen to move for 29-year-old on, the striker has been linked with a return to the Premier League with Liverpool.

However, the striker has been quick to play down reported interest from the Reds, saying he still has a job to do at the Mestalla.

Speaking to reporters, he said: "From the first day after last season ended, my mind has been focused on Valencia.

"I want to work hard and continue developing. My plan is to stay.

"My plan is to stay and nobody has said I'm not in their plans. I'm here to keep working and nothing more.

"At the end of the day the club decides and they choose who they want and who they don't. But nobody has said to me they don't want me."