Asamoah Gyan has told skysports.com that he is disturbed by rumours claiming he was looking to leave Sunderland.
Reports emerged on deadline day that Gyan could be on his way out of Wearside, and it was also claimed that he had submitted a transfer request.
Gyan has now vehemently denied asking for a transfer, something which Sunderland also confirmed, and says he is very happy at the Stadium of Light.
"Those rumours have disturbed me to be honest," he told skysports.com.
"I do not want Sunderland fans to think I am not happy in Sunderland. I am happy with Steve Bruce who invested so much money in me and I will need to repay his faith."
Tottenham and French giants Marseille were both linked with Gyan, but he admits it can only be natural to be flattered.
"It is normal to be excited when a club such as Tottenham is interested, however I have a contract somewhere and I intend to honour that."