Manchester United have been dealt a transfer blow after Yuto Nagatomo’s agent Federico Pastorello ruled out a summer exit for his client, FCInter1908.it reports.
The 29-year-old defender was linked with a switch to Old Trafford during the January window as manager Louis van Gaal looks to reinforce his back line given his many injury concerns.
Nagatomo previously revealed that he was happy in Italy and even decided to turn down a potential move to United.
Liverpool have also emerged as another possible destination for the Japan international, but Pastorello has now come out to play down his departure.
“We have not yet set meetings, at the moment nothing new, but I believe that soon there will be,” he said.
“Offers from English clubs? Yes, but Yuto wants to stay in Italy, more precisely at Inter.”
Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is still without full-backs Matteo Darmain, Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw, while makeshift defenders Ashley Young as well as Antonio Valencia are also unavailable through injury.
Apart from the Inter ace being eyed by Van Gaal last month, the Dutchman also made a move for Arsenal star Mathieu Debuchy, but was halted after Gunners boss Arsene Wenger rejected his approach.