Manchester United have been told to forget about signing AS Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic, as he isn't going anywhere for at least two seasons.
Reports in recent weeks suggested David Moyes was keen on the Bosnian and was prepared to splash £25million to take him to Old Trafford in January, as the Manchester United boss looked to address a lack of creativity in his squad.
However, it now looks as though Moyes will have to look elsewhere for some final third guile as Pjanic flat out dismissed any proposition of a move.
"I won't exclude the possibility of one day playing elsewhere, but I doubt this will happen soon," he is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"It certainly won't be in January, which is what some people have said, and certainly not in the next year and a half either."
Pjanic has been one of the stars of the Roma side that has taken Serie A by storm this season, by winning their first ten matches and so far avoiding defeat to sit at the top of the table, one point ahead of Juventus.
Meanwhile, Manchester United will have to endure another transfer snub after a summer where they missed out on various targets and only made one signing of note with the £27.5million spend to land Marouane Fellaini from Everton.