Clichy flattered by Catalan link

20 April 2010 05:24
Full-back Gael Clichy insists his future remains at Arsenal despite reports linking him with a summer move to Spanish giants Barcelona.

The France international has caught the eye at the Emirates Stadium yet again this season, prompting speculation that the Champions League holders are lining up a £10million swoop for his services.

However Clichy, whose contract expires in 2012, has played down talk of a move to the Camp Nou, while also admitting attracting interest from such a club is always flattering.

"It is great that these teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid are looking at me," he told the London Evening Standard.

"They are great teams as everyone knows but all I want to say is that I am focused on the end of the season. I want to win something here. I have two years left on my contract so it is not a question to answer."

The 24-year-old arrived in England days after his 18th birthday following a 2003 switch to the Gunners from Cannes.

He added: "I wouldn't say I feel English because some people will be upset with this. But I feel really at home here.

"Whenever I go home and see my family for two weeks, even if I feel really good there, I have to come back to London."

Source: Team_Talk