Bosnian says he wants to stay and win trophies with his club instead.
In-demand Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic says that he wants to remain with the Potters next season, despite reported interest from the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal in the shot stopper, reports the Metro.
Begovic, 25, is currently one of the most impressive goalkeepers operating in the Premier League, so much so that he has attracted interest from a range of ‘big-name’ clubs this campaign.
However, with the Bosnia and Herzegovina international being contracted to the Britannia stadium until the end of June 2016, any potential suitors in the player may have to break the bank in order to persuade Stoke manager Tony Pulis to part company with his highly-rated No 1.
Equally, Pulis did buy up-and-coming England international Jack Butland from Birmingham City in the recent January transfer window and so does already have a ready-made replacement for Begovic if he does decide to leave the club this summer.
“All the speculation is flattering and nice, but I am focused on my job here,” said Begovic.
‘”As long as Stoke want me, I am contracted. I know football is a business and we will see what happens. You never know what is around the corner, but as far as I am concerned I am planning to be here.
“I am happy here and I am desperate to help the club push forward. We all want to win trophies and be as successful as we can, that is the main aim.
“I do have ambitions to play at the highest level and test myself if the opportunity arises. I can’t think too much ahead. I am just thinking about here. I am contracted and there’s nothing more I can say.”
Begovic has featured in 102 contests for Stoke since arriving at the club from Portsmouth for just £3.25 million in February 2010.