Anthony Annan’s dream move to Manchester United has fallen through, his agent has told Goal.com UK.
The Rosenborg midfielder has attracted interest from some of the biggest clubs in Europe after starring for Ghana at the World Cup.
United were thought to be leading a host of clubs - including Chelsea, Arsenal and Lyon – in the race for the player’s signature.
Sir Alex Ferguson expressed an interest in signing the £8 million-rated Annan, who has been likened to Claude Makelele because of his style of play and has made it clear he wants to leave Rosenborg.
Ferguson is thought to be in the market for an all-action defensive midfielder because of continuing concerns over Owen Hargreaves’s troublesome knee and Annan seemed to fit the bill.