Preston boss Darren Ferguson has ruled out the prospect of signing Manchester United starlet Tom Cleverley next season
Ferguson has been linked with a move for Cleverly having already raided his father's side to bring Danny Welbeck and Matt James to Deepdale this term.
Cleverley is currently on a season-long loan at Watford and has impressed during his stint at Vicarage Road.
Ferguson believes the attacking midfielder will not be going out on loan next season and will stay at Old Trafford despite interest from other clubs.
"Tom Cleverley won't be going out on loan next season, he'll be at United," Ferguson told the Lancashire Evening Post.
"He is a big part of their first-team plans. Tom is player I know plenty about, I tried to get him when I was at Peterborough.
"There is no truth in the fact that he is going to come here, or for that matter, anywhere else. I'm pretty certain of that after speaking to my dad, he's going back to United."