Talk of Ahmed Musa joining Sheffield Wednesday appears to have been short-lived.
Wednesday were ‘lining up a move’ for Musa, according to Football Insider.
The once £17.5 million Leicester signing is a free agent after leaving Al-Nassr at the end of October, and is said to have been offered to a number of Premier League sides including Sheffield United.
But asked about reports linking him with the Owls, Musa told BBC Sport Africa, within 24 hours: “I don’t know where the story is coming from because I don’t pay attention to rumours and gossip.
“With due respect to the club, I left Saudi Arabia to continue my career at the top level in Europe and that’s the ambition.”
Musa, who claimed that his agent Tony Harris is currently ‘handling interest from different clubs’, added: “For some reasons things didn’t actually work out there [at Leicester], but you can’t focus too much on the past.
“I’d rather try to write a better story if another opportunity to play in the Premier League presents itself.”
And Wednesday fans have been having their say on the 28-year-old’s comments on social media…
Musa was a target for the new Wednesday manager Tony Pulis at West Bromwich Albion, according to Birmingham Live.
And the Nigerian once likened himself to Jamie Vardy, his Owls-supporting ex-Leicester teammate.
Speaking at his press conference earlier on Friday, Pulis bemoaned his sides’s lack of ‘pace and power’ in attack.
Wednesday are currently without Jack Marriott (injury) and Josh Windass (suspension) in Musa’s position.