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Spanish star Senna plays down City reports

January 1, 2009

Villarreal star Marcos Senna has rubbished reports which claimed he is eager to join Manchester City in the January transfer window.

GettyImagesSenna is hamstrung.

The Spain midfielder is thought to be one of the names on City boss Mark Hughes' New Year shopping list as the Premier League side plot big-money signings with the backing of their new owners Abu Dhabi United Group.

Senna, who impressed as his country secured glory at Euro 2008, was recently quoted as saying he is 'interested in the challenge' of the English top flight.

However, the 32-year-old insists he is only focused on life at El Madrigal and knows nothing of any interest from City.

"I know nothing about everything that is being said and I have not spoken to anyone at Manchester City," Senna said in Marca.

"I have read the same things as everyone else and I do not know where it has come from. I only want to think about Villarreal and helping the team to do well.

"I have read about huge sums of money, but the only thing I want to focus on is playing for my team.

"It has all surprised me. I have never said anything to anyone about this and I am calm."