Last Updated: Sat, 05 Oct 2013 14:06
Athletic Bilbao president Josu Urrutia has ruled out selling Ander Herrera to Manchester United and considers the matter 'closed'.
United failed with a late bid to sign Herrera at the end of the last transfer window, but David Moyes was expected to rekindle his interest in January.
However, Moyes played down talk of a big spending spree at his Friday press conference and the Basque club remain steadfast in their determination to keep the midfielder.
Athletic president Urrutia has now urged the 24-year-old ex-Real Zaragoza player to focus on his future in Spain.
He told a press conference: "I don't know what other teams will do, but I consider the Herrera issue to be closed.
"Ander has a contract until 2016. All players have to focus on giving Athletic all you can give."
Herrera has also been warned by his coach Ernesto Valverde that he must improve after his performance in Monday night's 2-0 defeat at Granada was described as 'abysmal' in the Spanish press.
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