The agent of Manchester United goalkeeper Victor Valdes has strongly refuted claims that his client is set to join Turkish side Antalyaspor this summer.
The former Barcelona stalwart, who arrived at Old Trafford as a free agent in January after recovering from a serious knee injury that ruled him out of the 2014 World Cup, featured just twice in the Premier League under manager Louis van Gaal last season as back-up to undisputed first choice David de Gea.
Such a lack of regular playing time has led to speculation over Valdes's future, with Antalyaspor president Gultekin Gencer telling Eurosport his club had tabled an official offer for the 33-year-old and that he was confident the deal would be completed in a matter of days.
Those claims have now been swiftly rejected by Gines Carvajal, though, with the player's representative admitting he has been in contact with certain Turkish officials but not with Gencer.
"I've been contacted by a series of individuals from Turkey to negotiate a move for Victor," he told Spanish daily AS. "But I haven't spoken with the president of the Turkish club in question. I don't know him. I have no plans to talk with them again as my player has no interest in a move to Antalyaspor."
Valdes 'happy' at United
Carvajal was also keen to establish that the experienced Valdes is indeed happy to remain at United until the end of his current deal and has his sights set on a regular starting berth, an ambition that will inevitably be aided by the continued uncertainty regarding compatriot De Gea.
He said: "His only wishes are to remain at Manchester United and he has another year left on his contract. We don't see any reason for him to leave the club. United are among the top two or three best teams in the world. Victor is keen to fight for a place next season and wants to help the club as much as he can."
Antalyaspor won promotion back to the Super Lig last term following a penalty shootout victory over Samsunspor in the first division play-off final and have already signalled their ambition for the new campaign by completing the signing of former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o from Sampdoria.
Former Brazil international Ronaldinho was also widely linked with a move to Akdeniz University Stadium following his departure from Queretaro, but Sky Sports confirmed on 12 July that he has agreed to return to his homeland with Fluminense on a 17-month contract.
United, who recently announced the signing of Torino full-back Matteo Darmian and Bayern Munich's World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is set to join the club, and are expected to confirm the arrival of Morgan Schneiderlin soon, have already agreed to sell two players to Turkey with Nani having already joined Fenerbahce and Robin van Persie set to follow.
Rafael is another player who could be on his way to Istanbul, with The Guardian reporting that Galatasaray are closing in on a move for the defender who is also coveted by Portuguese champions Benfica.