Manchester United striker Federico Macheda has rubbished claims that he will be leaving the club on loan in the January transfer window.
Reports last week suggested Lazio had agreed a deal to take the player back to the club when the transfer window opens again, withGazzetta dello Sport claiming the 19-year-old would then return to Italy on a permanent basis next summer.
Macheda said: “Will I be joining Lazio in the January transfer market? No, I don’t think so. [Sir Alex] Ferguson has said that I am not for sale.
“What can I say, I am very pleased to hear that, especially as these words have come from a coach with the charisma and history of Ferguson.”
United signed the player in September 2007 before he had penned a professional deal at Lazio.