Andy Carroll looks set to stay at Liverpool beyond the end transfer window after both AC Milan and former club Newcastle United rejected the chance to sign the England international.
Carroll has struggled for form since his move from the Sports Direct Arena in the 2011 January transfer window and scored just nine goals last term for The Reds.
Brendan Rodgers' intention to employ a system in direct contrast to Carroll's attributes, coupled with the signing of Fabio Borini means the 23 year old's opportunities are likely to be few and far between this term.
"Bojan is a good signing and with him we close the transfer market," club vice-president Adriano Galliani said.
"Tomorrow [Wednesday] he will undergo his medical and he'll be available for this weekend's trip to Bologna.
"Carroll on loan from Liverpool? We have completed our selection of forwards and will not be buying any more. It's a pity Robinho got injured but we will wait for him. As for Kaka, there will be no trip to Madrid for further talks with Real."
A massive 61 players have come and gone from the San Siro this summer with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva leaving for Paris St Germain while Alessandro Nesta, Clarence Seedorf and Gennaro Gattuso have all left on free transfers.
Milan have recruited Giampaolo Pazzini and M'Baye Niang but that couldn't prevent an opening day Serie A home defeat to Sampdoria.
Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has also ruled out a move for Carroll after selling the striker for £35m in January last year.
Pardew did confirm an interest in bringing Carroll back to the north-east this summer to help bolster an attack which also includes Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, but with over two days of the window left, the former Toon man is no longer on the Magpies' radar.
"Not as far as I'm aware, no," Pardew said on the chance of signing Carroll.
"We are just watching the market and seeing if anything pops its head up that's appealing to us.
"Agents keep ringing me and giving me all sorts of names - they must think we don't scout - but we are aware of the ones we are watching and if they decide to move on, then we might trigger ourselves.
"But at the moment, the targets we have are all very much secure at their clubs."
Newcastle have enjoyed a quiet transfer window thus far signing four low key players in Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana, Custis Good and Vurnon Anita and hanging on to their prized assets such as Fabricio Coloccini and Cheick Tiote.
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