Cape Town - Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote has denied saying that he wants to leave the club, claiming the quotes attributed to him are "not accurate".
Reports emerged on Wednesday with quotes from the Ivory Coast international saying that it is time to leave St James' Park, with Arsenal mentioned as a possible destination.
However, Tiote denies ever asking to leave Tyneside and has expressed his commitment to the Magpies and is determined to help them overcome their poor form.
"I saw the quotes that appeared yesterday, but they are not accurate," he told the club's official website in response to questions about his future.
"Yes, there was some interest in me over the summer and that can be a bit distracting, but nothing came of it.
"I'm back to full fitness and only thinking about doing my best for the team.
"We are not in a good position in the league right now and I want to get us up to where we should be. I am as committed as I have ever been to Newcastle."
Newcastle United travel to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday, October 4 to tackle Swansea City. The match kicks off at 16:00.