Gabriel Agbonlahor has banished speculation linking him with a summer move to Sunderland insisting he is happy at Aston Villa.
Rumours have suggested that former Villa boss Martin O’Neill is attempting to engineer a reunion with the 25-year-old England international by bringing him to the Stadium of Light.
Agbonlahor produced some of his best form under the Black Cats boss during his time in the Villa Park dugout but has ruled out a move to the North East.
With three years left on his current contract the Midlands born striker has declared that he will remain at the club for as long as he is wanted.
“Looking at it over the summer I’m just laughing at myself thinking ‘where do they get these links from?’
“I’m an Aston Villa player, it’s my home club, I love the club.
“As long as I’m contracted to the club then I’ll continue to play for them – until I get told otherwise.”
“When you’ve played with a manager as good as Martin O’Neill you are going to be linked with him. But, for me, it’s just speculation.
“Also when a new manager (Paul Lambert) comes in, people think straight away you won’t be involved.”
Meanwhile, Feyenoord captain Ron Vlaar has revealed his ‘dream’ switch to Villa is now off and is resigned to remaining in Holland for the time being.
Vlaar travelled to England a last week to hold talks withPaul Lambert but have not received any contact since with the 26-year-old admitting he isn’t holding out much hope of a move to the Premier League.
“Feyenoord is in my heart and I have been through a lot here,” Vlaar told RTV Rijnmond.
“I think the chance I will move to Aston Villa is not so big anymore.
“I don’t want to be kept on a leash, so a transfer is off for now.”