Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos has ended Manchester United‘s hopes of signing him in this transfer window as he’s happy here he is and not looking for a move.
The Brazil international has long been linked with a number of Premier League clubs after impressing in Ligue 1, and it was recently suggested he could be on the move this summer for around £60million.
United could do with signings at the back ahead of next season, though Jose Mourinho is already closing in on completing the purchase of Benfica centre-back Victor Lindelof.
Still, Marquinhos would have been another fine addition in a problem area for the Red Devils, though the chances of him being available now look over after he committed himself to PSG.
‘I am happy in Paris, the project of the club is ambitious,’ he said.
‘PSG do not want to sell me and alongside Marco Verratti I am part of the basis of the club’s project.
‘Aside from that, it will depend on the negotiations (for a contract extension), because it is never simple, but I think that I will stay.’
Despite not always being a regular for PSG, Marquinhos is now seen as a more important member of the first-team after they sold David Luiz to Chelsea last summer.