Bayer Leverkusen winger Karim Bellarabi has confirmed to the press in Germany this week that he has no interest in leaving the club this summer – despite interest from Premier League quartet Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United.
Speaking to the Bayer Leverkusen website he admitted enquiries from the Premier League and Spain but that he wants to stay at BayArena for the time being:
"It's true that I had interesting enquiries from Premier League and also from Spain.
"But we have built something great here in the past years, something I have personally been involved in. And I am of the opinion that we are only at the beginning. I have full trust in our coach Roger Schmidt and want to make the next step with him and our team. That's why I will definitely play for Bayer in the next season."
The attacker has a release clause said to be in the region of €25 million (£19.7 million) which would make him an attractive proposition for any of Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United this summer but he is clearly happy where he is for now.
The attacking midfielder has been in good form for Bayer this season, scoring eight goals in 37 appearances. The 25-year-old winger would certainly have fitted into the Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool philosophy - as he is a hard-working and technically gifted wide man - who also has an eye for a long-range strike.
Bild claimed that Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United were all interested in the player last month but it looks like nobody in the Premier League will be getting their hands on Bellarabi this summer.