Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish has moved to quash reports that Pepe Reina is set for the exit door this summer, with Old Trafford a rumoured destination.
Reina, who signed a new six-year deal last season, which reportedly has a £20 million escape clause, has long been admired by Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson and has been touted as a potential replacement for the retiring Edwin van der Sar.
Dalglish, however, has insisted that the Spaniard will remain at Anfield for the long term, and that the return of Champions League football to Merseyside is his priority as manager.
Speaking to reporters, Dalglish said: “We have a fantastic goalkeeper and he will be here for a long, long time.
“The Champions League is what everyone here wants to get to. For us it’s only been a year where we’ve not had it and that’s what we want to get back.
“It should be the same for every player, we should all be aiming for that.”