United's Dutch striker target reveals transfer plans

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Manchester United target Ricky van Wolfswinkel says he does not want to leave Sporting Lisbon and has vowed to stay in Portugal for at least two years reports talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old striker signed a five-year deal with Sporting after signing from Eredivisie side FC Utrecht in the summer.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a known admirer of van Wolfswinkel after Old Trafford assistant Mike Phelan recently claimed that Manchester United had been keeping tabs on the player.

With Dimitar Berbatov facing an uncertain future with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions, due to a lack of playing time, Ferguson is believed to be considering other striking options in the January transfer market.

Manchester United have a strong relationship with Sporting following the previous transfers of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani from Portugal to Old Trafford, and the club had hoped to utilise that relationship in order to bring van Wolfswinkel to England.

However, their plans to step up their interest in January have now been dealt a blow, after the Dutchman revealed he has no plans to leave Sporting.

"I will stay in Portugal for at least two years," he confirmed. "I came here to win trophies and I believe I can do that here.

"I will not leave. I signed a five-year contract and I am happy at Sporting. There is no reason to leave - the fans are fantastic and I am having a great time."

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