Aston Villa's England international midfielder Gareth Barry says he is happy at Villa Park.

The 26-year-old had been linked with a surprise move to Chelsea during the January transfer window.

However, the long-serving Villa ace says the reports were nothing to do with him and that he is hoping to remain at the club for the foreseeable future.

"Certainly (the reports) weren't from my side, trying to push a move away from Villa Park," he told Sky Sports.

"I'm obviously very happy here and I want to be part of a club that is going to try and win things.

"I want to be part of what Martin O'Neill and Randy Lerner are trying to do and that's push this club forward."