Manchester United target Milos Krasic is set to stay with Juventus despite reports linking him with a move away from the club.
The player's agent confirmed Red Devils chief Sir Alex Ferguson has been tracking the player for two-years now, but Juventus General Manager Beppe Marotta insists the Serbian international is still part of the club's plans.
“Krasic is improving, he’s been great over the past few years and has special qualities,” said Marotta.
“His performances so far this year, however, are not level with his ability. We need to get him back to his best.
“Boss Antonio Conte’s good at making the most out of his resources and will find the right way to bring him back."
After being dropped for the clash against Genoa, speculation resurfaced over a possible January switch to Old Trafford, with agent Dejan Joksimovic telling tuttomercatoweb.com a fortnight ago that Manchester United were admirers of he 26-year-old.
"Manchester United have been interested in Krasic for two years," he said.
"They like the player but no negotiations have taken place."
A versatile winger who can also play in attacking midfield, the former CSKA Moscow is one of a handful of players in the position who has been linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League champions.
Wesley Sneijder and Mario Gotze have also been linked with Manchester United in recent months, and it remains to be seen if the club make a move in the New Year following Sunday's 6-1 derby defeat.