In-form midfielder Mikel Arteta has poured scorn on reports he could leave Everton during the January transfer window.
The Spaniard has become one of the latest in a long line of names to be linked with Manchester City and is also said to be interesting Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The 26-year-old, who moved to Goodison Park from Real Sociedad five years ago, admits he is now growing tired of all the speculation and is happy to remain with the Merseyside club and aid their bid for European football again next season.
Arteta, who has scored three times in his last three Premier League appearances, told the Liverpool Post: "They are just rumours. Arsenal might make a bid, City might make a bid... The squad at Everton is small and we have six players injured.
"It will never be easy for me to leave here, but it's not something I'm thinking about. I have three years left on my contract and I have been treated well. English clubs respect their players.
"The speculation is a little tiring. I've always said I'm very proud to represent this club and am happy here."