Manchester City star Aymeric Laporte sends transfer message to Chelsea

Aymeric Laporte Manchester City
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Premier League rivals Chelsea are in the market for two new central defenders this summer. Manchester City defender Aymeric Laporte is on their shortlist alongside City teammate Nathan Ake.

While Manchester City are open to losing Ake, the Premier League champions have no intention of losing Laporte to Chelsea.

The 28 year old Spain international insists he’s super happy at Manchester City despite interest from Chelsea.

“It’s very good for the club and for me,” Manchester City defender Aymeric 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.”

He continued: “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?”