​Liverpool forward Jerome Sinclair has turned down the chance to move to Spanish club Espanyol on loan, according to the ​Times. 

Sinclair is on the fringes of the first team at Anfield at the moment, and has just six months to run on his current contract. 

While Liverpool have attempted to tie him down to a longer deal throughout the season, nothing has yet been agreed between the two parties and his long-term future remains a doubt. 

Manchester City have been monitoring the player for a number of weeks and have watched Sinclair feature for the Liverpool Under-21's recently, but it appears the striker is willing to stay with Liverpool for the remainder of the season and doesn't feel a move to Spain is in his best interest.

He has yet to make a permanent breakthrough in the Liverpool team - and his task to earn a regular berth was made more difficult given Liverpool signed the likes of Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and Roberto Firmino last summer to compete for places in the front line. Jurgen Klopp is currently assessing his squad and has yet to give Sinclair his chance.

The Reds have been in a stand-off with Sinclair for a number of months, and speculation about his departure initially started growing last summer, when news of the difficulty in negotiations first came to the fore. 

To add to matters, Sinclair hired Aidy Ward - who also represents Raheem Sterling - as his new agent at the back end of last year. Ward is not on good terms with Liverpool given his behaviour in trying to secure Sterling's transfer to Manchester City last summer, and his presence in any future negotiations over Sinclair's extension could prove problematic.

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