Everton winger Kevin Mirallas has told the Liverpool Echo that he has no desire to leave Goodison Park.
Mirallas has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the Daily Mirror, but the Belgian insists that he is happy on Merseyside.
“There was a lot of paper talk about my future last week but I am very happy here and I see next season the same shirt I think," he said.
"When you have a good start to the season and you are playing well, people are maybe showing a bit of an interest in you.
“But the supporters can rest assured that it never came from me and I never said I wanted to leave. I have always been happy here at this club, my family are happy where we are so it is a shame when stuff gets said and it isn’t me who said it.”
The news will be a blow for Spurs as they had reportedly made Mirallas one of their priority signings for the summer transfer window.
The Lilywhites are known to be on the lookout for wingers in the coming months and were said to believe that Mirallas would be able to enhance the collective quality of their squad.
The 27-year-old has scored seven goals and claimed one assist over the course of the campaign so far and Spurs were hopeful that he would have been able to replicate those feats at White Hart Lane next season.
As is it, though, the flamboyant wide-man looks set to stay with Roberto Martinez's team, and that can only good news for the Toffees.
Mirallas offers a different option to any other player in the Everton squad, and his match-winning ability makes him one of the most talented stars Martinez currently has at his disposal.