Last updated : 14 April 2004 By Editor

Ruud on "I am happy at Manchester United" "I recently signed a new contract and I wouldn't have committed my future to the club if I wasn't.

"I am enjoying my football, the fans are second to none and any reports of me leaving are just wild rumours.

Fergie: "Ruud and I have a great relationship. He has just signed a new contract and as far as I am concerned that is the end of the matter."

Gill: "Ruud is not for sale."

Roger Linse, Ruud's agent: "It's crazy to think that he will be playing for Barcelona next year because he renewed his contract for two more years in January," Linse said in a radio interview with RAC 1. "I don't want to say that it's impossible because I'm not Manchester United, nor do I represent them. But I think it's a little bit complicated."

However, Linse suggested that Ruud may find a move to Barcelona attractive.

"I insist this does not mean that van Nistelrooy doesn't want to go to Barcelona," he said. "There is only a possibility when the two clubs reach an agreement and until that happens, there is no sense in talking about it.

"I don’t want to talk about the specifics of Ruud’s contract.

"But when he opted to re-sign it was very important for him to know Sir Alex’s future. His presence is an important but not decisive factor in the sporting future of Ruud and the club."

The super soaraway Sun say that Barca will offer £12million plus Carlos Puyol. United, by all accounts were interested in Puyol last year. The Mirror reckon a straight deal of £30million.