Brad Friedel insists he's happy at Tottenham.
He said: "Apparently when I was contemplating having a medical I was at home having Thanksgiving dinner with my family. What happens between club and club a lot of players don't know.
"I'm contracted to Tottenham and I'm concentrating on Tottenham. Whatever role they throw at me I'll do it to the best of my capabilities.
"There's no rivalry with Hugo. At every club, for 21 seasons, there's competition for places. As I said before when I signed the two-year contract I figured I would play last year, this year was an unknown.
"So competition for places? Yes. But the club is going to be around a lot longer than any of us. They want to be in the Champions League and they want to try to win trophies so they continuously have to buy good players in every position.
"Do I thrive on competition? Absolutely. Or else I wouldn't be playing football, and definitely not at the age of 41."