Radamel Falcao insists he is "100% focused" on the task at hand at Manchester United despite the latest transfer tittle-tattle having suggested that he could be set for a switch to Juventus.
Events have not run particularly smoothly for the Colombian striker since he arrived at Old Trafford from Monaco last summer and a serious lack of form in the Premier League has led many to believe that his season-long loan deal will not be upgraded into a permanent arrangement.
Massimiliano Allegri's Juventus, who currently boast a 14-point lead at the summit of Serie A as they seek to secure a fourth consecutive domestic title, have been persistently credited with an interest in Falcao yet he is evidently unwilling to discuss any potential move while there are still eight games left to play this term.
"Juventus looking for me? They talk a lot, but now I'm focused 100% on Manchester United," he told Radio Caracol as reported by The Independent. "Before the end of the season there are some crucial matches and I hope that this situation will change."
Falcao's modest return of four goals in 19 top-flight games for Manchester United has undoubtedly been a major disappointment and, despite the absence of Robin van Persie, manager Louis van Gaal has not chosen to start the former Atletico Madrid favourite since the 2-0 victory over relegation battlers Sunderland on February 28.
Instead, Van Gaal has opted to move captain Wayne Rooney back to his favoured role up front after a prolonged stint in midfield, and position the previously maligned Marouane Fellaini in support.
That change eventually led to Juan Mata's re-introduction into the starting XI, where the Spaniard has thrived recently alongside Michael Carrick and compatriot Ander Herrera, netting both goals in Manchester United's crucial 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Anfield.
As evidenced by their recent Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund, Juventus do not lack firepower yet the club could feasibly look to add to their striking options in the future with Carlos Tevez yet to agree an extension to his contract which is due to expire in 2016.
A possible return to his native Argentina with Boca Juniors has been strongly mooted of late and he would surely need to be replaced swiftly in the event that he did not commit his future in Turin.
Whether Falcao would be a suitable replacement for Tevez remains to be seen, although a fresh start at a club where he is likely to become the focal point of the attack could be pivotal for the player's confidence after such a difficult and forgettable spell in England.