Arsenal target Paul-Georges Ntep has revealed why he opted to stay at Rennes in the summer.
The France international was heavily linked with a move to a top European side during the last transfer window, with Arsenal keen on a deal.
But Ntep insists a move away was never on the cards.
“If I had to leave, it would have been for a club that really wanted me,” he told beIN Sports.
“If big clubs had put money on the table, we would have talked to them.
“That was not the case. And the club did not have the desire to release me.”