Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly turned down an approach from Paris-Saint Germain after spending an hour on the phone with sporting director Leonardo.
According to a report from France, Leonardo contacted Klopp to sound him out about becoming the next PSG boss, with current head coach Thomas Tuchel under pressure.
Super-rich PSG are dominant in their domestic league, but the club’s bosses want to win the Champions League – and Tuchel could be on his way out if he doesn’t achieve that this season.
With Liverpool currently 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League, having been crowned champions of Europe last season, Klopp has become arguably the world’s most coveted manager.
Since last season’s Champions League triumph, the German has also added the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup to Liverpool’s trophy cabinet.
Now French outlet Le10Sport has claimed that PSG chief Leonardo spent an hour on the phone to Klopp, explaining the project he wanted implemented at the Parc des Princes over the coming months and years.
However, the good news for Liverpool fans is that Klopp said he is happy at Anfield and gave no indication he would be interested in becoming PSG boss.
Klopp extended his contract at Liverpool earlier this month, committing to the Reds until 2024.
On signing the new deal, the former Borussia Dortmund boss said: “This club is in such a good place, I couldn’t contemplate leaving.
“For me personally this is a statement of intent, one which is built on my knowledge of what we as a partnership have achieved so far and what is still there for us to achieve.
“When I see the development of the club and the collaborative work that continues to take place, I feel my contribution can only grow.
“People see what happens on the pitch as a measure of our progress and although it is the best measure, it’s not the only measure.
“I have seen the commitment from ownership through to every aspect and function of the club you can think of.
“When the call came in autumn 2015, I felt we were perfect for each other; if anything, now I feel I underestimated that.
“It is only with a total belief that the collaboration remains totally complementary on both sides that I am able to make this commitment to 2024.
“If I didn’t, I would not be re-signing.”
PSG have also contacted former Juventus boss Max Allegri about the head coach’s job, according to Le10Sport.