Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers does not intend to offload Mario Balotelli during the January transfer window.
Balotelli has struggled to find form since joining the Anfield club for £16m from Inter Milan, and has been touted for a return to Inter Milan by Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
“It’s not something I have even thought about, to be honest,” Rodgers said.
“We’ve had a lot of games this season in a lot of competitions and, at this moment in time, the key for me is to keep this squad together.”
Balotteli has managed just two goals in 15 games and is yet to hit target in the Premier League.