Manchester United have been dealt with two back-to-back blows after Juventus and Feyenoord insisted their respective players - Arturo Vidal and Jordy Clasie - would not be leaving this summer.
The Vidal to Manchester United transfer saga seems to have finally hit a dead end after Juventus confirmed the Chilean will not be leaving the Italian champions this summer
Earlier, there were speculations the Red Devils would go to any extent to sign the 27-year-old midfielder, who was believed to be new United manager Louis van Gaal's top transfer target this summer.
While some reports suggested Manchester United were willing to meet Juventus' demand of £40 million, others indicated that the Red Devils had convinced the Italian giants to part with the Chilean by including Patrice Evra in the deal.
However, now Juventus chief executive officer Giuseppe Marotta has put an end to all speculations by confirming Vidal is happy at the Turin based club, and is not going to leave this summer.
"Vidal is a Juventus player and we have never put him up for sale. He is one of the most important players in the squad. He is happy to be here," said Marotta, during the unveiling of Antonio Conte's successor Massimiliano Allegri.
"Many things have been written. We've never put him up for sale. Important clubs have asked after him, but we have never sat down to talk. The player decides and yesterday Vidal showed that he is happy to continue with us."
Meanwhile, the Red Devils have been dealt another blow in their quest to add more talent to the squad this summer after Feyenoord followed Juventus' footsteps and insisted their midfielder Clasie would not be leaving the club this summer.
The 23-year-old, who showed glimpses of talent while playing for the Netherlands in the 2014 World Cup, was being tipped to follow the Dutch coach van Gaal to Manchester United this summer.
However, Feyenoord sporting director Martin van Geel claims his side are not willing to part with Clasie, despite interest in securing his signature from many clubs, including Manchester United.
"At the moment there are talks for our player," Van Geel told De Telegraaf. "Our intention is to keep him because he is happy here and especially because we aim to be leaders with the right mix of youth and potential champions."