Cheick Tiote has cooled talk linking him with a move away from Newcastle insisting he is happy at St James' Park.
Manchester United are the latest side to be credited with an interest in the all-action midfielder, with Chelsea and Tottenham also thought to be admirers of Tiote.
Tiote has established himself as one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premier League after impressing on Tyneside since his arrival from FC Twente in the summer of 2010.
The 25-year-old is enjoying life at Newcastle and is focused on helping them qualify for Europe after making a bright start to the new season.
"Yeah, I'm happy at Newcastle," Tiote told the Sunday Sun. "I have a long contract at Newcastle now and I need to stay focused because we are in a very good position.
"We have the possibility for a very, very good season but we need to stay focused and keep going like we are now.
"Every player wants to play in Europe and I am no different. I think that Newcastle can get into Europe, but we need to stay focused as of now and keep working together.
"It is possible for us to get into Europe but we need to stay focused and we need to keep going as we are now."