Manchester City defender Micah Richards has dismissed speculation he could leave the club.
The 25-year-old right-back has been linked with moves abroad this summer, possibly in part-exchange deals for other City targets.
Richards had a frustrating season in 2012-13, missing the start of the campaign with an ankle problem and then enduring a six-month lay-off after a knee operation.
Richards told the club's website: "Manchester City is my club and I've never considered playing anywhere else. I think there has been speculation because I've got two years left on my contract and Pablo Zabaleta had a fantastic season.
"He's outstanding but that's what you expect at top teams - you expect competition.
"The season before we won the Premier League and I had a good year but now I'm just happy to be back fit.
"Last season was a bit of a nightmare with injuries. I picked up the ankle problem at the Olympics and came back from that and then tore my cartilage."
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