Manchester United's hopes of luring Marco Reus away from Borussia Dortmund this summer have been dented after the German star claimed he will remain at the Bundesliga side next season.
The Germain international has been in impressive form for Jurgen Klopp's side this season, scoring 16 goals and managing 13 assists in 29 league appearances.
Recent reports claimed United's manager-in-waiting Louis Van Gaal has earmarked Reus as a priority target for the summer while the club are preparing a €40m bid to secure his services.
However, the 24-year-old has ruled out a move to Old Trafford or somewhere else this summer, insisting he is likely to stay at Borussia Dortmund for next season.
"It's safe to say I will be playing for Borussia Dortmund also in the 2014/2015 season," Reus was quoted by SkySports.
"Basically I do not need to stress all the time that I am feeling great being with the club."
And asked whether he rules out a move even if a club meet his £35m release clause, he added: "As far as leaving Borussia Dortmund that is no issue for me, and I am not affected by it."
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke recently confirmed approaches from other clubs to sign Reus, but claimed that they are unlikely to negotiate his departure.
"It's not a surprise that our players are moving into the focus of top European clubs in view of their performances. We know what we have with Marco," he said.
"On the contrary I'm quite sure that Marco likes it here with us very much and knows what he has with this extraordinary club. Otherwise he wouldn't be able to display these performances so consistently."