Nigel de Jong has rubbished reports he could be on his way out at Manchester City, insisting he is happy with the Premier League champions.
The Dutch midfielder has just one year remaining on his contract and with City boss Roberto Mancini often using him as a substitute, rumours have linked the 27-year-old with a move away from the club.
“I don’t want to talk about that at the moment, it’s not in my mind. I’m playing football and I’m happy here,” de Jong told the Manchester Evening News.
“I’m happy when I’m on the pitch and when I’m playing; football’s the most beautiful game in the world and you have to enjoy every moment.”
After winning last season’s league title in dramatic circumstances on the final day, City have now set their sights on the Champions League.
And while de Jong says the club are focused on winning every trophy they can, he says success in Europe’s premier club competition is integral to their attempt of continued progression.
“Of course, that’s what we all want because that’s the way to go forward,” he said.
“We set ourselves the goal of taking it step by step. We won the FA Cup last year, then the Premier League last season, so the next thing is the Champions League.
“However, that doesn’t change the fact that we’re in for all the titles this year – Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. We want to win them all but we have to maintain our focus.”