Former Monaco midfielder Nampalys Mendy insists that there is no deal in place for him to move to the Premier League, and has defended his decision to join Nice over Manchester United this summer.
Sky Sports reports how the 21-year-old had been heavily linked with a move to England, following a standout season in the French second division, where he helped Claudio Ranieri's side win promotion back to Ligue 1.
New Red Devils boss David Moyes was credited with an interest in bringing Mendy to Old Trafford, as the defensive midfielder entered the final 12 months of his contract at Stade Louis II.
However, the highly-rated France U21 international snubbed the advances of Manchester United in favour of remaining in his homeland where he will now continue his development with Nice.
"I chose Nice and I think it was the right decision," Mendy told L'Equipe. "I preferred Nice because the coach talked to me and I liked it. I didn't hesitate."
When asked about a future agreement to link up with Manchester United, Mendy was quick to dismiss the suggestion, reiterating his commitment to his new club.
"No, there is nothing, nothing at all," he said. "I aim to join the Under-21 national team. I need to have a series of good performances for the club."