Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has turned down the possibility of signing a new contract with the club, chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed.
The Armenian is wanted by a number of top European clubs according to reports but Watzke says the German giants will not sell him this summer.
"We have been negotiating with Henrikh Mkhitaryan for four months for him to extend his contract with us," Watzke told Bild.
"Now we know that it is not extended, it was never our commitment that Mkhitaryan may leave us prematurely. We have intensely discussed the question of an early transfer in all club bodies and came to the conclusion that Mkhitaryan will stay in Dortmund next season."
Meanwhile, agent Mino Raiola has revealed that the 27-year-old wants to move to the English Premier League and wants Manchester United to become his future club.
"Micki has for months maintained that he may leave the club this summer," Raiola said.
"Dortmund presented an official offer which was rejected, but now the BVB bosses fear of their own fans. Suddenly they tell Micki, that he should go next season on a free transfer. This is very bad management.
"Manchester United is a unique opportunity, Micki wants to go there."