Manchester United board have taken the advice of interim boss Ralf Rangnick and will no longer allow Edinson Cavani leave the club for Barcelona this January transfer window.
The club have now decided to keep the veteran Uruguayan attacker for the remainder of the season.
The South American has entered the final year of his contract and will now leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
La Liga giants Barcelona are interested in the 34-year-old striker and wants to bring in this January following the sudden retirement of Sergio Aguero.
Barcelona are said to have been in contact with the Cavani and the player also willing to move to Camp Nou this January.
But MailOnline reports that the former Premier League champions want the veteran striker to remain at the club for the rest of the season.
The report claims that the Covid situation in the Premier League is central to United’s thinking as they want to have as many players available to see out the remainder of the season.