Germany international Mats Hummels insists he is fully focused on Borussia Dortmund and not thinking about a potential move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, despite admitting that he is currently learning Spanish.
The central defender, who was also linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester United a couple of months back, has played down the fact that he is learning the language,
"I have been learning Spanish since seventh grade," the 25-year-old told Bild. "But I'm honestly not thinking about [Barcelona].
"My goal is to be back for the game against Eintracht Braunschweig [on January 31]. I want to have gone through a week of full training before my return, in order to find my rhythm."
Hummels is contracted to last season's Champions League finalists until 2017, but reports of strong interest from Europe's top clubs refuse to go away.
Following the high-profile sales of Shinji Kagawa and Mario Gotze, plus the impending departure of star striker Robert Lewandowski, it's no surprise that rumours linking BVB's star defender away from Signal Iduna Park continue cropping up.
However, the 25-year-old is optimistic about his future with the Bundesliga outfit.
"Every year at least one player has left," Hummels added. "I already knew in 2012 about the fact that Robert would be leaving us.
"Plus, our bosses have always found excellent replacements and they will again this year."