‘I’m staying at Man City’ – Manchester City star speaks about Chelsea interest

Aymeric Laporte
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Chelsea are set to sign at least two centre-backs this summer.

The Blues have been linked with two Manchester City stars – Raheem Sterling and Nathan Ake.

Sterling and Ake are expected to move to Chelsea this summer, and reports have also linked Chelsea with another Man City defender, Aymeric Laporte.

Aymeric Laporte has been rumoured to be among the shortlist of defenders on the club’s watch.

Reacting to the rumours, Laporte has insisted his heart is at Manchester City.

“It’s very good for the club and for me,” Laporte told RMC Sport.

“I’m happy to benefit people here too by bringing the Premier League trophy. It had never happened.

“So I’m super happy with this season that I’ve had, despite an injury at the end of the season. I was able to hold on until the end.

“Yes [I am staying this season], I’m super happy and fit. The team too. There remains only the common objective, the Champions League, but we will do everything to get it this year.”

Asked about a possible return to Ligue 1, Laporte replied: “For now, that’s not the goal.

“I still have three years of contract. I’m happy and the club too.

“I played a lot of minutes: I am the central defender who had the most. I am a reference and I am very happy that the coach and Manchester City have confidence in me. So why not go on for a long time?”