Roma’s new sporting director, Monchi, has confirmed Radja Nainggolan will not be making the move to Manchester United this summer.
He has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford as Chelsea and Inter Milan have also been interested, but it doesn’t seem like he’ll be making the switch.
The chances of the 29-year-old leaving Roma this summer now look to be over as Monchi has revealed that he would like to keep him at the club as a player who remains an integral part of the plans.
“Yes [he will stay]. I think we’ve seen the last of the big departures from our club,” he said.
“Now it’s time to build a team, which will be supplemented with potential purchases in the transfer market.”
He joined Roma from Cagliari in 2014 and has helped the side as they have claimed two runners-up finishes in Serie A as well as third place in 2015-16.
Even if Jose Mourinho was interested in a move for him, the chances of luring him away now seem even harder, especially if Monchi looks to buy new players and build a team around him moving forward.