Manchester City have suffered a blow in their attempts to land Thiago Alcantara this summer, report ESPN.
With Pep Guardiola due to arrive at the Etihad Stadium over the summer, the Bayern Munich midfielder has been mooted as a potential target.
When the Spaniard took the reins in Bavaria, his countrymen Alcantara was the only Barcelona player he brought over to the Allianz Arena.
The two enjoy a good relationship, sparking suggestions the Spanish international could once again link up with the City bound coach.
However, the 24-year old has poured cold water over rumours he could move to Manchester, having only recently extended his contract in Germany.
Injuries have blighted his career with Bayern, though the gifted midfield ace is nearing his best form once more.
Previously, he was heavily linked with Manchester United in the summer 2013 upon leaving boyhood club Barcelona.