Carlo Ancelotti has stressed the Bayern Munich will not send Kingsley Coman back to Juventus at the end of the season.
The France international joined Bayern from Juventus on a two-year loan deal in August 2015 for an initial fee of €7 million, with the Bundesliga champions having an option to make his stay at the Allianz Arena permanent for €21m.
The Bavarians seemed ready to trigger their right to buy Coman after his impressive 2015-16 campaign, but doubts have arisen over the 20-year-old's future after an underwhelming start to this season.
After scoring six times and supplying 11 assists in 35 outings last term, the former Paris Saint-Germain player is yet to find the net or set up a team-mate under Ancelotti.
Nevertheless, the Italian has ended all speculation about the attacker's future by insisting Bayern will not let him return to the Serie A champions.
"Kingsley is staying at Bayern. We are counting on him," Ancelotti told Tuttosport.
"There is absolutely no way that he will return to Juventus."