St Etienne midfielder Blaise Matuidi has signed a contract extension with Les Verts until 2013.
The 22-year-old, who has often been linked with a move to the Premier League, put pen to paper on a two-year deal with the French club.
Clubs such as Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton have been strongly linked with a move for the combative midfielder, but he insists he is delighted to commit his future to the Ligue 1 side.
"I am delighted to sign a new contract," he told skysports.com.
"St Etienne have shown me they want me more than any other team, it is great to lead this fantastic club.
"If one day I have to leave, I want to do it in the right way with the blessing of my officials.
"I am happy to play here for the next three years, hopefully we can achieve wonders this season."