Borussia Dortmund centre back Neven Subotic’s agent has dashed the hopes of both Arsenal and Chelsea by ruling out a move away from the Bundesliga giants in January.
The Serbian has been linked with a move to the Premier League recently but is now happy to be staying in Germany,
Arsenal were rumoured to be interested in signing Subotic in the summer after they went through a central defensive crisis with the likes of Sol Campbell, Mikael Silvestre, William Gallas and Phillipe Senderos leaving the Emirates Stadium.
However, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger decided to bring in French duo Laurent Koscielny and Sebastien Squillaci but concerns have been raised over the former’s future after he has received two red cards in his first four months in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Chelsea lost Portugal international Ricardo Carvalho to former manager Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid revolution and are reportedly still looking for a replacement.
Carlo Ancelotti’s defence have been badly exposed when skipper John Terry is missing – as proven by their 3-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge last weekend at the hands of Sunderland.
Despite having both Alex and Branislav Ivanovic as cover for their injured captain, Chelsea want to bring in someone else to provide cover.
However, Subotic’s agent Steven Kelly has insisted his client is happy with the German high flyers, to whom he is contracted until 2014.
Kelly told Sky Sports: “I am aware of the latest rumours linking Neven with a move to England, but I can categorically rule out him leaving Dortmund in January.
"Neven is happy at Dortmund and he is focused on helping them to stay at the top of the Bundesliga.”