Sevilla midfielder Joan Jordan has refused to be drawn on speculation about a move to Arsenal, insisting he is focused on his current club.
Reports in England over the last few weeks linked the Gunners with a move for the Spanish midfielder amid claims that Mikel Arteta wants to add a creative midfielder to his squad.
Arsenal are believed to have been tracking the midfielder for three years already and, despite having a £55m release clause in his contract, the same report claimed that he could be available for £32m.
That is a price Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is willing to pay, with it also claimed that he has been impressed by Jordan’s leadership skills.
The rumour has, surprisingly, gotten little coverage in Spain, presumably because of where it came from in England in the first place.
However, Estadio Deportivo did not hesitate to broach the subject when they sat down to interview Jordan recently, but he refused to be drawn on the subject.
“In the end, these are just things that come out, like the many things that were said, the rumours, when I was at Eibar,” he told the website.
“I have always been very clear about the present; the future does not feed me; it takes away from me and does not give me the energy I need.
“My mind is genuinely here in Sevilla and on the derby. I am at a super ambitious club, and I have nothing more to say because I really am super comfortable here, like I was when I arrived here.
“Things can come out, but I tell you my mind today and the people that know me can back me up, it’s not that I’m avoiding the question just that really, my mind is on the derby.”