Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has denied reports suggesting he will move to Manchester City in the summer transfer window. The Germany international, who has also been linked with Liverpool, said that Barca are an "amazing team", but he will discuss his future at the end of the current season.
The Telegraph reported last week that the 23-year-old is expected to move to the Etihad Stadium in the summer with Pep Guardiola's future team on the verge of beating Liverpool for his signature in a £20m ($28.2m) deal. The rumours came after the Barcelona keeper admitted he had an uncertain future at the Catalan giants due to Luis Enrique's rotation policy between the sticks, with him playing in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey but serving as Claudio Bravo's back-up in La Liga.
Sources at Barcelona quickly denied those reports, assuring fans the club will not negotiate his departure with Manchester City or any other club for anything below his €80m release clause. With Bravo being 32-years-old, the Catalans consider the German as their keeper for the long-term.
Asked during an interview with Onda Cero whether it is true he is set to join Manchester City in the summer, the Barcelona star replied: "No, it is not true."
"We have so many games to play now that this is all I can say," he added. "For me the most important thing is to play well and win the games and at the end of the season we will see the situation and we will talk again."
Asked whether he would like to stay at the Nou Camp, he said: "Barcelona are an amazing team. I can't say more. We will see how it goes."
The Champions League goalie, meanwhile, was happy with his side's 2-1 victory over 10-man Atletico Madrid in the quarter-final first leg, after the Liga giants came behind following Fernando Torres' dismissal.
"It is always difficult to play against Atletico when they have 10 men because they sit at the back with seven players waiting for a counter-attack. So we're fine with the 2-1 win although the result could have been better. I hope to win [the second leg] at the Vicente Calderon too."