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Saul has been heavily linked with Manchester United in the past couple of months with the English club said to be interested in signing the midfielder in the coming transfer window.

However, the Atletico Madrid midfielder has poured cold water on such rumours insisting that his future lies with the Madrid-based club.

“I see things on Instagram or in newspapers which you publish, but I haven’t heard anything from any club,” Saul told Radio MARCA.

“I’m focused on finishing this [league] season, achieving the objective [a top-four finish] and then dreaming about the Champions League.

“I have a long-term contract, which I signed because I want to stay here.

“I don’t have any problem staying here because my family are here, it’s my home.

“People say, ‘come out and deny it’, but then if you deny it and something happens, you look bad.

“I just stick to playing football and what has to happen will happen, I’m just focused on achieving Atletico‘s target, which is to be in the top four, and then try to get the most desired target of the season.”

Saul seems positive about the Champions League this year.

“I hope this is the year for Atletico, because we’re fighting for it,” he noted.

“We’re very excited, but I think that now we have to focus on LaLiga, achieving the target and giving tranquillity and stability to the club.”

“We can’t wait and are very excited to return to the pitch and to compete, because training games are nothing like real ones where you play for three points, and our target this year is to be in the top four, we’re playing for that in these 11 games,” Saul insisted.

“In training in small spaces, when your legs are overloaded, that’s where it’s been most difficult, in long distances or resistance.

“I’m not at 100 percent but quite good; with the fatigue, it’s hard to pass accurately.

“In a single game there will be many minigames, so whoever adapts the best will play the best games. With five changes, the game can change at any time.”

He then wished assistant coach German ‘Mono’ Burgos the best as the Argentine seem set to depart the Spanish side.

“How he is as an assistant can seem that he’s in the background, but he’s always given his best to the team and that makes everyone love him,” he said.

“He hasn’t wanted to be above anyone; he knows his role in the team, he knows how important he is for the players and the youngsters because he’s close and he’s very affectionate.

“Personally, I owe him a lot for the kidney. I wish him the best of luck.”