Arthur: The only option that interests me is staying at Barcelona

The midfielder has responded to reports linking him with Juventus

Arthur Melo has made it clear that his absolute priority is to stay at Barcelona despite the rumours linking him with a move away from the club. 

"There is always speculation but my idea is clear," he said on Wednesday. "The only option that interests me is staying at Barcelona. I feel good here and I am grateful to the club and the coaching staff for the confidence they have in me. That is another reason to be totally clear on the fact my only desire is to remain here.

"The supposed interest of big clubs is always flattering and a positive sign, but my mind is on playing for Barcelona for many years. Barça is where I have always wanted to be and I want to be here for a long time.

"Every day I feel more comfortable in the team, at the club and in the city. I also love the people and the culture here and I feel the support of the fans.

"I am 100 percent focused on working hard and returning to action as soon as possible because I am excited to keep on growing here and to fight for more titles with Barca." 

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