Stoke City attacker Xherdan Shaqiri says reports linking him with a move to Borussia Dortmund this transfer window are all false and ‘nonsense’.
The Switzerland international has played in the Bundesliga in the past when he starred for Bayern Munich between 2012 and 2015 and recent reports claim he could be on his way back to Germany following a fine season in the premier league last term and scoring one of the goals of the tournament at the Euro 2016.
However, the 24-year-old has made it clear a transfer is not an option at this stage.
“Nobody has been in touch with me, so it’s nonsense that I am in talks with Borussia Dortmund,” The 24-year-old told Blick.
“I am on my holiday at the moment.
“A move to the Bundesliga is out of the question at the moment. I will resume Stoke training on July 24 and I am really looking forward to playing in the Premier League again.
“We finished ninth in the table last season and we want to do even better this campaign. And I want to score more goals than in 2015-16.”
Shaqiri’s contract with Stoke ends in June 2020.