Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo has insisted that he's happy at Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg, reports the Express.
The 27-year-old was heavily linked with a move to some of the Premier League big-boys this past summer, with the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United all credited with interest in the player's signature.
Happy in Germany
And, the same report has suggested that the Premier League trio could all make a move for the ace in the January transfer window. However, with Gustavo insisting that he's happy at the German outfit, the likes of United and Co. may now have to look elsewhere in the winter market.
Speaking to reporters, the Brazilian midfielder said: "I am very happy, VfL Wolfsburg is a great club to play for and I like living in Germany and the German mentality.
“I feel my future is here and I am able to imagine playing on for many years, because I identify with the city of Wolfsburg.
“Wolfsburg is a workers' city, this suits me."
It remains to be seen, however, as to whether the midfield ace, who has a buyout clause of £27.5 million, stays at Wolfsburg for the long term or whether he will eventually look to move on.
Premier League midfielders
It's not surprising that the elite clubs in English football have been credited with interest in the Brazilian, as they look to assemble the best squads in the Premier League. United, Chelsea and Arsenal were all busy in this past summer's transfer window, with the Red Devils and the Blues improving in the middle of the park.
Manchester United, who are now entering a new era under Dutch coach Louis van Gaal, landed Daley Blind and Spanish ace Ander Herrera this past summer, whilst Chelsea signed Cesc Fabregas who is now partnering Nemanja Matic at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal, meanwhile, failed to land a midfielder in the summer, with many expecting a tough tackling star to sign for the club in the previous window. All three clubs may now have to forget about signing Gustavo anytime soon, but may go in search of other signings in January.
For now, though, Arsenal and Chelsea will be concentrating on their Champions League games, whilst Manchester United will be preparing for their Premier League clash with Leicester City on Sunday.