Skrtel denies Liverpool exit rumours

Martin Skrtel has dismissed rumours that he could leave Liverpool in the summer denying reports that he has been contacted by other clubs.

The Slovakia international has been strongly linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City earlier this month as boss Roberto Mancini hunts for defensive recruits ahead of the new season.

He wants Skrtel to battle with Joleon Lescott for the right to partner captain Vincent Kompany in the City back four whilst it will allow him to loan out youngster Stefan Savic in order to gain first team experience.

It was rumoured that Mancini would test the resolve of new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers to keep the 27-year-old at Anfield by placing a £20 million bid on the table.

However Skrtel has hit back at claims he has been the subject of approaches from other clubs stating his happiness to remain on Merseyside.

“In the press there have been rumours about my future,” he said on his personal website.

“I would like to say that so far I have not received any specific offers and I have not been in talks with any club.”

He added: “I’m looking forward to the new season very much and believe we will be well prepared for it and it will be better than the last one.”

Skrtel joined Liverpool in January 2008 from Russian side Zenit St. Petersburg and has gone on to make 172 appearances in all competitions, scoring seven goals winning their player of the year award last season.

Meanwhile, it’s been reported that Rodgers is mulling over a move for Wigan winger Victor Moses after he was the subject of a failed bid from Chelsea last week.

The Nigerian international has made it clear he wants to leave the DW Stadium before the 2012/13 campaign kicks off and Rodgers could swoop after missing out on Gylfi Sigurdsson to Tottenham.