Liverpool have no intention of turning Aly Cissokho's loan stay at the club into a permanent move, reports in Spain suggest.
The France international joined the Reds on a season long loan from Valencia during the summer transfer window as back up for Jose Enrique but has been unable to make a lasting impression on Brendan Rodgers, according to Plaza Deportiva.
The report suggests Liverpool have an option in place to sign Cissokho for a fee of €4.5m but his underwhelming performances will see the club walk away from the proposed deal which will spark a search for another left back at the end of the season.
The former Porto and Lyon full back enjoyed a run in the first team when both Enrique and Glen Johnson were unavailable through injury, but his performances have been far from convincing.
Rodgers' lack of faith in the 26-year-old was demonstrated when he opted to use natural right back Johnson on the left hand side of defence immediately following his return to fitness, dropping Cissokho to the bench as a result.
John Flanagan's rapid development at right back has also limited Cissokho's role at Anfield. The 21-year-old looks set to retain the right back spot for the remainder of the season with Johnson equally comfortable on the left.
Despite failing to win over Rodgers, Cissokho, who has featured 17 times for Liverpool in all competitions this season, has relished every opportunity to represent the club this season.
"To wear the red shirt during 'You'll Never Walk Alone' is an extraordinary thing to experience," he said last week," Cissokho told L'Equipe.
"When I was a kid it struck me. I watched the games an thought it was beautiful, but I never imagined being part of it one day.
"The first time I felt a lot of emotions.
"I thought about all those years when I was younger, the time to realise my dreams.
"I realise how lucky I am to be here."