Atlético Madrid star Thomas Partey has poured cold water over rumours linking him with a move away from the Spanish giants.

The 25 year old midfielder believes he has the backing and trust of manager Diego Simeone and reiterated his desire to continue at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The Ghanaian international was heavily linked with Arsenal and AS Roma during the January market.

But he says, "In truth, there was nothing and I have not spoken to anyone. At the beginning of the season, I talked to the coach (Diego Simeone), because as a player, of course, I'm thinking of my future.

"I think that there is no place where I understand myself better than here. I have to work hard, try to use every minute and evolve."