Liverpool transfer target Simon Kjaer has played down speculation linking him with a summer move to the Premier League, stating that he is ready to sign a new contract at Wolfsburg. 

Kjaer endured a tough couple of seasons, when he joined the Bundesliga giants in 2010, struggling for first team-action because of a fall-out with then manager Felix Magath. He consequently spent the majority of the 2011/12 season on-loan at Italian outfit Roma. 

He returned to Germany that summer, to find that Magath had been replaced by Dieter Hecking, meaning that Kjaer moved back into the Wolfburg first team last season. He made 21 appearances in the league under Hecking, becoming one of Wolfsburg's first choice centre-backs. 

But speculation has been strife in the German press this summer as to where Kjaer will be playing next season, with reports linking him heavily with a move to Anfield to join Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool. 

Newcastle United have also been credited with a move for the Danish international, but the 6" 2" defender has stated that he would commit to Wolfsburg, if they offered him another deal. 

Speaking to Ekstra Bladet, Kjaer said: "It depends on our negotiations and how Wolfsburg see things. I certainly would be willing to sign. If they were to offer a new contract and could offer guarantees about playing an important part, it would be a possibility."

And Kjaer emphasised that under new manager Hecking he hopes to kick on push Wolfsburg up the table next season. 

"Wolfsburg are a club who want to fight at the top of the table and have the resources to do that. The Bundesliga is a fantastic place to play football right now and it is not a bad place for me.

"I am happy to be at Wolfsburg and have declared that ever since the new coach was appointed," he added.

 

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