La Liga star happy to stay put this summer

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Malaga midfielder Jeremy Toulalan says he can't imagine being happier at another club, and all but ruled out leaving the Spanish outfit in the summer.

Toulalan has been impressive in Malaga's run to the Champions League quarter-finals where they face Borussia Dortmund.

That has prompted suggestions that both Arsenal and Newcastle are interested in landing the Frenchman, while Atletico Madrid are also said to be keen on securing his services.

However Toulalan insists he is happy to stay with Malaga as they search for Champions League qualification again next season - and said even if he did discuss a move he would do it privately.

It would be difficult to be happier than I am here,” Toulalan said to Le Progres. “I’m really happy, and, at the moment, the club are not talking about a possible departure.

“Even if we do discuss it, we would do so quietly.”

The Gunners, linked with Toulalan during the January transfer window, were said to be  keen on the 29-year-old because of his versatility and were hopeful of picking him up on the cheap because of Malaga's financial worries.

The north London club snapped up Santi Cazorla from the Spanish outfit in the summer, while also securing the sevices of Nacho Monreal during the winter window.

Newcastle meanwhile already have a large contingent of French players in their squad having raided Ligue 1 during the January transfer window, and are said to be keen on adding Toulalan to their ranks at St. James' Park.

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