Newcastle striker Demba Ba insists his future is on Tyneside and denied reports he will be leaving this summer.
The 27-year-old Senegal international is believed to have a £7.5million release-clause in his contract with the Magpies.
That has prompted speculation that Ba could leave the club in the transfer window with Alan Pardew appearing to pre-empt an exit by pursuing both Luuk de Jong and Andy Carroll.
But the clause in the contract expires on Tuesday and Ba has spoken out to confirm he is happy at Newcastle.
"I don't care what is being said. I think it's part of the game," he told the Newcastle Journal.
"However, I have never said anything other than I love being at Newcastle. If they hear something from me about my future, that is the truth. Otherwise, everything that is said is not true.
"The newspapers and I are not very friendly at the moment. For months and months and months, people have been talking about me, but there is nothing happening.
"Of course, I am looking forward to next season with Newcastle. We just have to build on the progress we made last season. For me, I just can't wait to start the first game."