Borussia Mönchengladbach director of football Max Eberl has rubbished transfer speculation linking sought-after goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen with Spanish giants Barcelona.
The 21-year-old has a host of international admirers, and is considered one of Germany's most promising goalkeepers who may go on to become the country's number one.
And La Liga giants Barcelona are reportedly keen on making a move for the young keeper, as the future of current number one Victor Valdes becomes more uncertain.
Although Valdes has stated he will be staying at the Nou Camp next season, a stay beyond 2014 would seem unlikely as he will not be extending his current contract.
But despite interest emerging from Spain, Gladbach are resolute that they have received no offers from Barcelona, or any other team. And club director of football Max Eberl emphasised this in an interview with Fohlen-Hautnah: "He's here (at Mönchengladbach)," Eberl stated. "Any further comment about it would be too much.
"If the Spaniards like to invent these stories, it's another thing. Neither the player nor Borussia Mönchengladbach know anything about any interest, a deal or an agreement.
"We're building something up here, and I think he likes being a part of it."
Reports in Germany had also suggested that Ter Stegen had a release clause in his contract, but Eberl ruthlessly dismissed this claim too.
"His agent said this six times before to newspapers that there is no clause. Now I say it for the seventh time, and I don't want to be asked about it again," Eberl added.
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