The midfielder has been linked with Tottenham and Barcelona.
"I don't want to leave and the club know that," he stated. "Perhaps there was interest in me, but my objective has always been very clear.
"I want to stay here and I arrived at pre-season prepared to help the team and start the championship well.
"Saying that, you never know what can happen in the transfer market and I don't know the financial situation of the club, but I want to stay and they are aware of my desire."