Manchester United target Marco Reus has refuted claims he could be set to move to Old Trafford before the start of next season.
Reus has been continually linked with a move to the north-west giants throughout the course of the campaign as former Manchester United boss David Moyes was reportedly keen to add a fresh face to his wide options.
The German playmaker has reportedly remained a leading target for Manchester United despite Moyes' sacking from his post at Old Trafford.
Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward is thought to have discussed potential targets with incoming manager Louis van Gaal, who is said to be keen on bringing Reus to the club.
However Reus, who is said to be valued at £35million, has put a spanner in the works by declaring his desire to stay at Dortmund.
Speaking to German publication Kicker, Reus said on speculation linking him with a move to Manchester United: "I can definitely say that I will play for Dortmund next season. I don’t have to keep stressing how well I feel here.
"After playing 10 years in the youth here I had to go a step back via Ahlen and Mönchengladbach to make two steps forward.
"Now I am back in Dortmund and – again – I feel totally well here and have a contract until 2017."
Van Gaal may now switch his attention to Reus' fellow Bundesliga winger Arjen Robben.
The former Chelsea star, who has an emerged as a possible replacement for the likes of Nani and Ashley Young, was brought to Germany by his fellow Dutchman Van Gaal in 2009.