"For me it is bad because my hope was to negotiate my transfer to Liverpool," he said. "But unfortunately the Premier League decided in favour of United.
"But to leave for another European club? I am tired about rumours linking me with France, Italy and Spain. I have never spoken with clubs in these countries, because in my head the only option has been Liverpool.
"The decision reached by the Premier League is a painful one. But my lawyers are still searching for a solution. I have instructed them to try to reach an agreement with United, one that is favourable to all parties."