Spanish keeper had been heavily linked with both the Red Devils and the Gunners of late.
In-demand Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla says that he has absolutely no intention whatsoever of quitting the La Liga outfit at the end of the season and joining either Manchester United or Arsenal, as has been previously claimed, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The former Spain Under-19 and U21 international is currently enjoying an eyecatching campaign between the sticks for his club side in La Liga, so much so that in recent weeks speculation has been rife that the likes of Premier League champions United and the Gunners have both been running their eye over Casilla with a view to possibly luring the shot stopper to England for next season.
As despite the fact that both sides are currently happy with their No 1’s Wojciech Szczesny and David De Gea, they do though want to increase the competition that each keeper is facing going forward, hence their interest in Casilla.
And as a result, it was expected that the Red Devils and the north London club were set to try to persuade the 27-year-old to leave Catalonia when the summer transfer window reopened finally for business at the start of July, that is until Casilla’s recent comments on his future at Espanyol.
“My intention is to stay here,” said the Spaniard.
“This club gave me so much when things were going badly, and I always had a helping hand when I needed them.
“Now I am happy here, enjoying myself and playing. This is where I belong.
“Obviously I want to stay.