AS Roma president James Pallotta has told Manchester United that Radja Nainggolan is not for sale this summer.
The Red Devils have been linked with a move to sign the Belgium international in the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho looks to improve his midfield options.
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic was a reported target for Manchester United but the Serbia international looks on course to move to Serie A champions Juventus.
AS Monaco midfielder Fabinho and Tottenham Hotspur star Eric Dier were both rumoured to be targets for Mourinho as the Red Devils boss looks to find a long-term successor to Michael Carrick.
Nainggolan emerged as a target for the Europa League winners earlier this month amid ongoing uncertainty about the 29-year-old contractual situation at the Serie A side.
However, AS Roma president Pallotta has a sent a clear message to Nainggolan’s suitors that the £34m-rated Belgian midfielder will not be leaving the Italian capital this summer.
“We’ve made the sales we had to for Financial Fair Play. Monchi is doing a great job, we have a common plan and we discuss everything together,” Pallotta is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“We have a plan for the market, there is a list of players who we are analysing, we have been thinking about some of them for a long time.
“We’re thinking about players based on their potential.’”
Manchester United started their summer transfer business with a £30.7m deal to sign Portuguese champions Benfica last month.
The Red Devils spent £75m on former Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.