Dutch winger Arjen Robben has dismissed speculations of him leaving Bayern Munich for Manchester United this summer, saying a move to Old Trafford is "not an option".
Reports had suggested that the newly appointed United manager Louis van Gaal was looking to bring in the former Chelsea star to strengthen the Red Devils' attack. It was believed that Robben would also be keen to join forces with van Gaal, who is currently the head coach of Holland.
However, the 30-year-old has now played down all the speculations, claiming he is perfectly happy at Bayern, with whom he recently signed a new contract.
"That's [transfer to Manchester United] not an option. I'm staying with Bayern Munich. Period.I cannot imagine why Bayern would want to lose me. I just renewed my contract and we are happy with each other," De Telegraaf quoted Robben.
"It's very different when you're not completely happy. I had a fantastic time with Van Gaal at FC Bayern and know what I have with him. Van Gaal and Guardiola are the best trainers I have worked with. I feel good so will stay where I am. The chance is zero that I make the switch."
Meanwhile, Southampton left-back Luke Shaw's proposed move to United has stalled as the 18-year-old is now considering his options, according to the Guardian.
Though the Red Devils were thought to be on the verge of securing the youngster's signature, the sudden decision to give Patrice Evra a one-year contract is an indication that United may have given up on the chase.
The development will certainly have attracted Chelsea's attention as the Blues are keen on signing a replacement for their departing left-back Ashley Cole, who is expected to join newly crowned European champions Real Madrid this summer. With David Luiz also set to depart Chelsea, the Blues could also be on the lookout for a new centre-back this summer.
Elsewhere United are believed to be interested in signing Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to the Guardian.
United are reportedly eager to trigger the 24-year-old's release €15m (£12.1m) clause and seal the deal as quickly as possible, before the Ukrainian's other admirers Liverpool and Schalke 04 make a move.
Dnipro sporting director Andrey Stetsenko has also indicated that Konoplyanka will leave the club this summer.
"Our scouts are working to find his replacement. Sooner or later Konoplyanka will leave Dnipro," he said