Striker Darren Bent has shrugged off talk of him leaving Aston Villa in January by insisting he is 'fully committed' to the club.
The England frontman sat out Saturday's defeat to Liverpool with a thigh injury but was pictured out shopping near his Cambridge home during the televised match.
That incident has prompted questions over his commitment to the club but 27-year-old Bent insists he is not going anywhere when the transfer window opens.
The striker, who joined the Midlanders from Sunderland last winter, told the Daily Mirror: "I can assure the Villa fans that I'm committed to the football club and I love playing for Villa.
"I am passionate about Villa and playing here and I want to score goals for the team to do my best for the Villa fans.
"People sometimes forget where Villa were in the Premier League table when I came here - Sunderland were higher at the time.
"But I wanted to come here and achieve things and that has not changed.
"I'm fully committed to the club and there is no other agenda here and I haven't fallen out with the manager.
"With January coming up, there is always going to be rumours. I moved last January and with this whole thing over the weekend these things quickly grow out of proportion.
"But I just want to reiterate, I'm fully committed to the football club."