Bayern Munich chief executive Karl Heinz Rummenigge has insisted that neither Mario Gotze nor Thomas Muller will be leaving the club this month.
Gotze has been linked with both Arsenal and Man United as well as Italian giants Juventus, while Muller has also been of interest to Louis Van Gaal.
However, it appears as though the Dutchman will be left disappointed in his pursuit of his former star, with Rummenigge making it clear that the Bundesliga champions have no intention of selling their prized duo.
“He [Gotze] will stay at Bayern,” Rummenigge told Sport1.
“He’s informed the club that he wants to stay and assert himself.”
Pep Guardiola then echoed those words in the Press conference, although there have been claims in the media that Gotze doesn’t particularly see eye-to-eye with the Spanish tactician.
“Mario will stay. Thomas [Muller] will stay. Kevin De Bruyne [of Wolfsburg] is not coming. I knew these things two weeks ago.”
United will likely now focus all their attention on bringing in Barcelona star Pedro before the deadline, while Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Meanwhile, Juve are also interested in Schalke midfielder Julian Draxler, and so the three European giants will have to assess those options with Gotze and Muller off the table.