Dejan Kulusevski has ruled out a January transfer away from Parma amid reported interest from Manchester United.
The Atalanta winger is currently on loan at Parma and he insists he is not thinking about transfer speculation at the moment.
Aged 19, Kulusevski has made just 16 professional appearances to date, but has caught the eye while on loan at Parma this season.
United aren’t the only Premier League club said to be interested. The Sun claims Arsenal and the Red Devils are in a tug-of-war over the £40m-rated Swedish playmaker.
In his 12 Serie A displays this season, the teenager has already chipped in with five assists and two goals, so Ole Gunnar Solskjaer might consider Kulusevski as a potential creative force to add to his squad.
Despite this, Kulusevski says he is concentrating on playing well for his current club and has ruled out a January move.
“I’m fine at Parma, I’m happy to be here, I’ve found the perfect club,” said the teenager, as per The Metro. “The market? I’m playing well, so it’s normal to write about other clubs, but I don’t thin about (a January move) because I have an annual deal with Parma.”
Solskjaer and United are well aware of how difficult it is to do business in January, and it’s not truly beneficial unless you can snap up genuine targets.
The club should avoid any short-term fixes like Mario Mandzukic. Let’s face it, at 33-years-old the Croatian striker is going to find it incredibly difficult to get in shape after missing football since the beginning of the season.
If United like what they see in Kulusevski they’ll wait until the summer or beyond. What’s most important now is that the 19-year-old is getting game time and gaining experience. It’s also an opportunity to send more scouts to watch him play.
Kulusevski made his Sweden debut over the latest international break, coming off the bench in a 3-0 victory over the Faroe Islands.