Augsburg defender Philipp Max insists he had no offer from big clubs over a potential move in the summer transfer window.
However, the German is adamant there was no approach and that it was merely media speculation.
"I have signed a long-term contract until 2022, but of course I want to continue to develop, play internationally and take the next step.
"In spite of everything, I feel very comfortable in Augsburg. My girlfriend comes from here, the club is like a family and offers young players the opportunity to develop in peace. When we look good as a team, it's easier for individuals to look good as well.
"Some things are printed in the newspaper, some things are passed on through my agent.
"It was not that I had to deal with an offer. It was important for me to focus on the pre-season. I think that went well."