Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has refused to be drawn on renewed reports linking Antoine Griezmann with a move to Barcelona, with the club chief also suggesting that no players will leave during the upcoming January transfer window.
However, the France international instead decided to commit his future to Atletico by signing a new long-term deal after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) upheld their Fifa transfer embargo.
Speculation regarding a potential move away from Diego Simeone's side have continued since October, when Mundo Deportivo reported that Barcelona were ready to battle United for his services.
Last month the Spanish publication reported that Barcelona had already reached an agreement in principle with the player ahead of luring him to the Nou Camp in the summer by meeting his €100m (£87.7m, $117.9m) release clause.
The Independent appeared to back those claims earlier this week after reporting that senior figures at Atletico and United are starting to concede that Griezmann will join the Blaugrana in the summer of 2018.
However, Cerezo has now refused to confirm the feelings of Atletico officials regarding Griezmann's potential move to Barcelona.
"If in Barcelona they assure that [Griezmann will move to the Nou Camp] ask them, I am not going to say anything. You should ask them," Cerezo said as quoted by Mundo Deportivo.
One way or another it looks clear that the France international will remain at the new Wanda Metropolitano stadium until the end of the season.
Reports in Spain in recent days have claimed that some of Griezmann's teammates could be sold in January in order to make space for Diego Costa and Vitolo.
Fernando Torres, Kevin Gameiro, Nico Gaitan and Sime Vrsaljko are some of those to be linked with a move away from Atletico having played a peripheral role during the opening part of the season.
But asked whether Atletico plan to sell any players in January, Cerezo said: "I don't think so. The team is very complete and the players are very united. I think that with the arrivals of Costa and Vitolo we will be stronger."
Pressed specifically about Torres, he added: "It depends on him and the managers. He is a player but I am not the one who decides whether he stays or not."