Stoke City boss Mark Hughes has come out to issue a hands-off warning to Liverpool in their chase to sign Jack Butland, Express reports.
The 22-year-old emerged as the club’s first choice goalkeeper following the exit of Asmir Begovic who joined Chelsea during the summer.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is believed to be in the market for another keeper and has made the England international one of his main targets.
However, Hughes has reassured the fans that Butland is not for sale as he will not be considering any offers for his number one.
“He’s not going anywhere. People are aware of him and have been for a long time. I wouldn’t even place a value on him,” he said.
Liverpool have been linked with a £20million offer for his services, but may need to increase their bid even more if they wish to even begin negotiations over a possible deal.
The Potters take on Sheffield United tonight in the Capital One Cup quarter-final after already knocking out current Premier League champions Chelsea on penalties late last month.