Manchester United and Liverpool have been dealt a blow in their alleged pursuit of Javier Pastore, after the Paris Saint-Germain playmaker dismissed rumours of an imminent exit.
TalkSPORT reports how the Argentina international has been heavily linked with a move away from Parc des Princes, after making just seven starts for Laurent Blanc's side this season.
The 24-year-old did play a starring role in PSG's 3-1 win over Bordeaux in the French Cup on Tuesday, though, under the watchful eye of Red Devils boss David Moyes, who is looking to add a creative midfielder to his ranks at Old Trafford this month.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has also been mooted as an admirer of Pastore's, and has been credited with an interest in luring the Ligue 1 star to Anfield in January.
However, the South American has distanced himself from talk of a possible transfer during the current transfer window, also denying speculation linking him with a move to AS Roma, despite having a close relationship with the Serie 'A' club's sporting director Walter Sabatini.
"My place is here," Pastore told the French press. "I have a relationship with Roma's sporting director, but that does not mean I will leave during the winter market.
"I will do everything I can play to play more and secure my place in the team."