The agent of in-demand Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour has played down talk of Manchester United being close to agreeing a deal to sign his client as early as January.
The22-year-old Belgium international is on the wanted lists of a number of top clubs across Europe, but agent Paul Stefani says that no deal is close at hand.
He told Calciomercato.it:"An imminent agreement with Manchester United?
"I can confirm that there are informal contacts with Italian, English, French, German and Spanish clubs, but nothing that suggests an imminent closure in a negotiation.
"Still there's not anything concrete, so I cannot make names – I confirm that the player is followed by some big clubs.
"A departure in January? It's too early to tell about that, this depends on many things."