Torino president Urbana Cairo has refused to confirm that Matteo Darmian's move to Manchester United has concluded and insists that the player still has some way to go before he can be announced at Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were reported to be concluding a deal for the right-back, making him their second signing of the summer after Memphis Depay, who they signed from PSV Eindoven in May.
The defender is believed to be close to a €20m (£14m, $22m) deal to Manchester, but Cairo insists that he will only let the move go through if all details are finalised with the club and player before the transfer.
"I'm very fond of Darmian. Matteo is a very important player for us. He's essential and well liked," the Torino president told La7, as quoted by Goal.
"Manchester United are a great club but there's still nothing done regarding his sale.
"Until there is something definite, I'd prefer not to speak about it officially."
Darmian is likely to replace Antonio Valencia at right-back who will be deployed on his favoured position in the wings next season.
The Ecuadorian was among United's best players in the recently concluded campaign, but the indecision behind Rafael's future and lack of back-up in that position has forced Louis van Gaal's hand.
The Dutchman will hold a press conference when more details are likely to be revealed about their current transfer situation.
Meanwhile, German publication Bild reports that the Red Devils have made a concrete offer for Bastian Schweinsteiger, with the player's future at Bayern Munich currently in the doldrums.
Manager Pep Guardiola and sporting director Matthias Sammer have both expressed reservations about his future at the club, stating that the onus is on the midfielder to choose his next step.
United are also confident of closing a deal for Morgan Schneiderlin, with the Mirror reporting that the manager is hoping to get the deal cleared before their US tour.