Italy international was reportedly set to stay at Anfield but his representative has rebuffed claims that a deal to bring him back to Serie A has broken down
The two clubs had been in talks over a loan move with an option to purchase at the end of the season, but the Italy international is keen on securing a permanent move right away.
Agent Franco Zavaglia has said talks are set to continue as he keeps the door open for the Liverpool man, who is eager to return to Serie A following his loan spell at Juventus last season.
"The transfer is not at risk, and we remain with the possibility [of a move happening]," Zavaglia told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
"There are no ultimatums as you never launch ultimatums in football.
"I don't know what has been reported in England, but I can say the player, having understood he is no longer a part of the plans at Liverpool, wants a permanent solution.
"But the deal is not at risk, we are just waiting."