Amine Harit has ruled out moving from Schalke ahead of the new Bundesliga season.
Morocco’s international Harit has been linked with a € 20 million transfer to last season’s Champions League quarter-finalists Atalanta.
The 23-year-old, who missed the end of last season with an ankle injury, was reportedly told by coach David Wagner about his condition during pre-season training.
The transfer window remains open until October 5, but Harit insists he does not want to leave Schalke.
“Schalke has a lot of confidence in me. I just extended my contract until 2024 in early December,” Harit told Kicker.
“If I did not want to stay at Schalke for as long as possible, I would not have extended my contract when it still had 18 months to run.
“I’m happy here, and all that matters to me is Schalke. Everything else is beyond my control.
“I’m facing my fourth season at Schalke. To be honest, when I signed three years ago, it was not necessarily predictable that I would stay that long.
“But things have changed and evolved, and I’m very happy about that.”
Schalke begin their Bundesliga 2020-21 campaign away to reigning champions Bayern Munich on Friday.