Emirates Stadium star quiet on speculation, but admits he is happy in London.
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski has refused to quash speculation linking him with a move to Italian champions Juventus this summer, according to The Express.
The 27-year-old joined the Gunners last season from German side Koln, but has failed to set the league alight and fill the boots of Robin Van Persie as many of the club’s fans had hoped. He bagged 16 goals in 41 games since arriving for £11 million, but that hasn’t stopped Juventus from keeping tabs on him.
Turkish giants Galatasaray have also been said to be interested, along with teammate Gervinho, but the German international has claimed that he is happy in north London despite not rushing to bat away the rumours.
“There are always offers, I don’t have any influence on that,” he told German newspaper Bild.
“Of course I feel honoured.
“But, the fact is, I have a contract with Arsenal. There’s no reason to leave the club. However, in the football-business a lot of things are conceivable.”
Podolski’s current deal at the Emirates runs until 2016, so the Italian giants would have to stump up a considerable fee to prize him away. Juve have had Arsenal tearaway Nicklas Bendtner on loan this season, but the big Dane failed to make an impact and is expected back in London this week where he will likely be placed on the transfer market.