Kiessling staying at Bayer

Striker not keen on Premier League switch

Kiessling: Won't listen to offers

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Stefan Kiessling says he is planning to stay at Bayer Leverkusen rather than seek a move to the Premier League.

The striker has been linked with a summer switch to English football, with reports claiming Tottenham Hotspur have been watching him this season.

But the former Nurnberg forward is happy to stick with Leverkusen and expects to spend the coming years with the Bundesliga club.

"I'm not interested in the Premier League," Kiessling told German magazine Kicker.

"I see myself in Leverkusen for several years to come, I'm totally at home here."

Offers declined

Arsenal and Manchester United are also understood to have dispatched scouts to the BayArena this season to check on Leverkusen.

Tranquillo Barnetta, Rene Adler, Gonzalo Castro and Simon Rolfes have also been impressing, but Bayer insist key members of the squad are not for sale.

General manager Michael Reschke said: "For Kiessling, Barnetta and Rolfes, we've had offers in double-digit millions.

"We have declined them because we are looking to build up something."