Wilfried Bony has once again moved to end speculation linking him with a move away from Swansea City, insisting he will sign a new contract at the Liberty Stadium after he gets back from international duty.
The Ivory Coast international was targeted by Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool during the summer transfer window after netting an impressive 26 goals in his first season in English football last term.
The 25-year-old has remained linked with a move to Merseyside this season having struck four goals in his last five games. But, despite admitting he considered the possibility of leaving Swansea for a bigger club, he insists he is now ready to commit his long-term future to Garry Monk's side.
"Yes [I was tempted] but for me it is the past and not important now. I don't think about that now," Bony told BBC Sport.
Talk of a new contract for the striker, who joined Swansea for £12m last year, has been rife throughout the opening four months of the season but the striker is expected to finally sign following Ivory Coast's upcoming internationals against Sierra Leone and Cameroon.
"It is something I wanted [a new contract]," Bony said. "It will be done when I get back."
Swansea boss Monk recently praised Bony's decision to not pursue a move away from the Welsh club during the summer transfer window.
"This contract is obviously a symbol of how much he enjoys being here," said Monk. "It's a symbol of how committed he is to the club. It's a very big thing for him, the club and also his team-mates.
"It is nice to see such a good player and a big character in the changing room commit to the club and the team and it will be a big boost for everyone."