The Mirror runs with quotes that see Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte distance himself from an exit from the Basque side, which hand a major blow to Manchester United.
“My name is mentioned in every transfer window and with a lot of teams. I’ve renewed four times with Athletic. I’ve done what I wanted, I’ve shown confidence in the club and them in me.
Earlier this summer Laporte was linked with a £36.5m move to Old Trafford, a fee that would activate his release clause, but the Red Devils instead focused their attentions on a unsuccessful chase for Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos.
Still just 21, Laporte is set to achieve big things after becoming extremely experienced in Spain; where he has played in both of Europe’s continental competitions and won the Spanish SuperCup with Athletic this year.
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