Manchester United have been dealt with a double blow after it was revealed that their midfield targets Juventus' Arturo Vidal and Roma's Kevin Strootman will not be moving to Old Trafford this summer.
Vidal himself revealed that he would not be moving to the Red Devils this summer, while Roma manager Rudi Garcia has insisted that Strootman will be remaining with the Giallorossi this summer.
The speculations on Vidal's move to Manchester United have been going on and off 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.
In the end, the Italian champions' chief executive officer Giuseppe Marotta put an end to all speculations, insisting that has always been a "Juventus player" and they would "never put him up for sale,", while Vidal confirmed he had not accepted a move to Old Trafford.
Still the Red Devils remained hopeful of signing the 27-year-old Chilean. But now, Marotta and new manager Massimilliano Allegri once again reiterated their stance on Vidal.
"Arturo signed a contract extension last season because there was a mutual desire to continue our relationship," Marotta told reporters. "There is no reason for him to leave.
"I can confirm Vidal is happy to be with us and there's no reason for alarm. Nobody can doubt the quality of the player, nor how strong his bond is with Juventus."
Allegri also insisted he is not worried about not being able to call on the services of the supreme midfielder come the start of next season.
"Vidal? I am not worried that we will lose him," he said. "The club are strengthening an already competitive group. I'm really happy.
"We will need a striker. Strengthening a club like Juve is not easy but the officials are doing good things."
Meanwhile, Roma manager Rudi Garcia has also confirmed that midfielder Kevin Strootman will be continuing on at the Italian club this summer.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal, who started his Old Trafford career in style, beating LA Galaxy 7-0 in a preseason friendly game, was believed to be keen on brining in the 24-year-old, even though the Dutchman is currently out of action with a serious knee injury.
However, Garcia has ended all speculations about Strootman's future, insisting that the Dutchman will not be leaving Roma to join Manchester United this summer.
"Strootman is a Roma player. He will be a Roma player this year. There is no doubt about that," Garcia told reporters, ahead of Roma's upcoming preseason clash against Manchester United in Denver.
"Only he can say whether he wants to stay but it was never an issue for him to go to another club. There is no question of it."