Manchester United have ended their interest in Adem Ljajic and decided not to take up the option to sign the Partizan Belgrade midfielder.
The 18-year-old Serbian had been lined up for a potential move to Old Trafford next year. However United feel they have a wealth of talent in midfield and that their initial interest in Ljajic will not be followed up.
A club spokesman told ManUtd.com: "We had an option to buy the player but, having closely monitored his development over past 12 months, and taken into the consideration the young players emerging through the ranks, we have chosen not to pursue the transfer."
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