Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani on Thursday claimed that he would not be leaving the French champions this summer, despite ongoing speculation about his future.
"I am staying, why would I not?" said the 27-year-old Uruguay star, who only joined PSG a year ago in a Ligue 1 record deal from Napoli worth 64 million euros (AED 315m).
"I am very happy in Paris and I have a contract with PSG to respect," added Cavani, who was speaking in Beijing, where his club are due to face Guingamp on Saturday in the Champions Trophy, the French season-opener between the champions and the Cup holders.
"I feel good here. But as I have already said, it does not only depend on the position of the player but also on certain things that can happen inside a club."
Cavani scored 16 league goals in his debut Ligue 1 season but his campaign was hindered by injury and he was unhappy at not being able to play through the middle of the attack because of the presence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Clubs in England have been linked with a move for the player, but PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said Cavani is not for sale, despite needing to make sure his side fall into line with the demands of UEFA's Financial Fair Play rules.
Of his complaints at being forced to play out of position at the Parc des Princes, Cavani said: "The staff have responded to what I have said before. We have had some small problems regarding where I wanted to play but I feel very good about it all.
"I waited for the right moment to speak about it. Halfway through the season was not ideal. At the end of the season it was not such a big worry.
"It is important for an attacker to play in a position that is natural for him. Everyone knows what my position is and there is no point talking about it again."
After helping Uruguay reach the last 16 of the World Cup in Brazil last month and then struggling with a virus, Cavani only joined up with his club colleagues on their Asian tour on Monday.
"It is always nice to be back with your team-mates. I am happy to come back with the aim of going as far as possible in every competition.
"The club has made important signings and the main aim is to go further still in the Champions League."
Paris, who have been eliminated from the Champions League at the quarter-final stage in each of the last two seasons, have made two summer signings, recruiting Brazil defender David Luiz from Chelsea on a five-year deal and bringing in promising Toulouse full-back Serge Aurier on loan.
Chelsea left-back Ryan Bertrand has agreed a season-long loan deal with Southampton.
Bertrand has been with the Chelsea since 2006 but has found action hard to come by, spending last season on loan at Aston Villa.
"For me personally, this is another chance to play and a chance to join a fantastic club that's moving in the right direction," said Bertrand.
Southampton are believed to have the option to buy the 24-year-old English player outright next summer.
Manager Ronald Koeman added: "I'm very happy to be able to bring Ryan in. He is a top player who will bring a lot of quality to the team. He has experience at the highest level and is an exciting, attacking player, which is what I like to see in my full-backs."
Southampton have seen a succession of players leave the Premier League club since they finished eighth last season.
Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert and Dejan Lovren have all moved to Liverpool, while Calum Chambers has joined Arsenal.
Bertrand is expected to fill in for Luke Shaw at left-back, following his big-money move to Manchester United.
Marouane Fellaini has agreed to join Napoli after a tortorous season at Manchester United.
The Italian side just have to agree a price with the Red Devils who demand £18 million for the midfielder but may have to settle for less.
Louis van Gaal wants to cut down his squad at Old Trafford so Fellaini, along with some other big names, will be shown the door.
Fellaini cost United £27.5m when he joined them from Everton and was David Moyes' only significant signing of the close season, but he proved to be a flop for the hefty pricetag.