Azpilicueta dismisses Manchester City rumours

Osasuna full-back Cesar Azpilicueta insists he has no plans to leave the club despite reported interest in his services from Manchester City.

The 20-year-old is one of the most promising youngsters currently plying their trade in La Liga and has already featured in 72 first-team matches for Osasuna.



However, he told Marca: "It's always flattering that people are interested in you.



"When there is something serious that I have to be involved in, Osasuna will tell me, but the first thing is the club.



"I have a contract until 2012 and, if a side wants something, they will have to contact the club.



"I have a contract with Osasuna and I'm not thinking of anything more than Osasuna. I'm in no hurry to make this jump. If I have to leave, I will leave, and, if not, I'll be delighted to stay here.



"There was talk that I would leave here last year too, and I stayed here, happy and with no problems. I'm happy here and I'm enjoying my football."



Barcelona striker Pedro will have no qualms if reported target Robinho arrives at the Nou Camp in January.



The diminutive 22-year-old has taken his opportunity in the first team well since coming in for the injured Thierry Henry and would welcome some more competition for a first-team place.



He said of Barca's reported interest in the Manchester City star: "If Robinho comes, then that's fine. I'll keep working hard.



"Robinho is a good player. But I always want to play."



Of Henry, Pedro added: "He is a good person. He is always helping me. I hope that when I am his age I am like him and can play at such a great level."

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