Liverpool yet to make approach for Cologne goalkeeper Timo Horn

Liverpool have not approached Cologne to make an enquiry about the availability of goalkeeper Timo Horn, according to the Bundesliga club.

Horn, 22, has been linked with a move to Liverpool this summer but Jorg Schmadtke, Cologne's sporting director, has insisted that so far it is just paper talk.

A report in Saturday's Sun claimed that the Reds had identified the Germany under-21 international as a possible successor to Simon Mignolet as No. 1, and sent chief scout Dave Fallows to watch him again in Friday night's 0-0 draw at Augsburg.

But Schmadtke told kicker: "There is no enquiry."

He also said to Bild: "What's decisive for me is when I have something in writing from a club or when the agent calls me. Both things have not happened so far."

Horn is under contract at his hometown club until 2019, but has a €9 million release clause which must be activated this month, kicker added.