Barcelona midfielder Seydou Keita says he will not be joining Liverpool this summer, despite stating that talks over his immediate future are yet to take place.
The Mali international played a restricted part in Barcelona's success under Pep Guardiola, and has just a year remaining on his current contract.
Keita has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer, however the 32 year old has ruled out a potential move to the Premier League, but says talks between himself and the Catalan giants are yet to begin.
"I won't be going to Anfield," Keita said.
"I'm waiting to talk to the club to clear up my future," Keita told Marca. "I want to stay at Barca, that's my wish. I'd like to retire at the club and I hope it will be possible.
"We need to sit down, see what Barca offers and wants and iron out all the details. My family is happy in Barcelona."
With Tito Vilanova taking over for the new season, Keita's future at Nou Camp is uncertain after making just 14 La Liga starts last season, scoring three times.
Keita has often become a victim of Barcelona's all-star midfield, with competition for places, with Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Sergio Busquests for company, seeing him often on the peripheral.
The return to fitness of Ibrahim Affelay will also decrease Keita's opportunities; however the midfielder appears keen to stay put.
Liverpool are unlikely to make wholesale changes prior to the return of their squad following the European Championship, with new manager Brendan Rodgers keen to access his squad before making decisions in the transfer market.
However, the Northern Irish boss has allowed Dirk Kuyt to leave the club for Fenerbache, but has requested that Joe Cole return from his loan spell with Lille.
Having signed seven new players last summer, it is yet unknown what funds will be made available to Rodgers, with Liverpool's owners, Fenway Sports Group, keen for the club to return to the Champions League.
The Red's failure to finish in the Premier League's top four saw both director of football Damien Comolli and manager Dalglish sacked at the end of the season.