Norwich City midfielder Alex Tettey has calmed reports that he has agreed to join former club Rosenborg next summer.
The 31-year-old is out of contract in June and could see his Canaries spell coming to an end, having joined from Rennes in 2012 and made over 150 appearances.
Tettey was quoted in Norwegian newspaper VG on Friday, saying that his representatives have spoken to Rosenborg, the club he began his career with. The tough-tackler was capped 34 times by Norway, scoring three goals, but decided to retire from international football earlier this year due to knee problems.
“It’s not true that I am in dialogue with Rosenborg Football Club,” the City midfielder posted on his @AlexTettey86 Twitter account. ”I haven’t spoken to any club about my future and if I have any news, then I will share it with you guys.”
Last summer the former Rennes midfielder was reportedly a target for former City boss Alex Neil after taking over at Championship rivals Preston, while a return to Norway with former club Rosenborg has also been mentioned.
“It’s not a good situation, to be honest,” Tettey said of his future. “No professional football player wants to be out of contract but I’m personally not thinking much about it, my agent is dealing with that part so that I can focus on football.
“At the moment nothing is happening so I have nothing to say but hopefully that can change soon because no-one wants to be unemployed.”
He added: “To stay in England and play football, that’s what I’m hoping for still.”
"All in all, I'm very happy. It's fantastic for Steven that he's come here and, in a short space of time, a club has decided to try and prise him from us for that size of transfer fee. It shows how good a player he is but he'll be going nowhere.
"I'm not prepared to say what it is but it's well in excess of the fee that we received for Jack Hendry.
The Canaries have made Tettey an offer and Farke admitted he expects a swift decision, with the Championship climax at Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.
“If it is not possible to sign Alex then we have to watch out which players are capable to fulfil his position.
“We need a decision in the next few days, maybe even before Sheffield.
“It is a little bit complicated because of the financial point of view.
“One of the reasons you keep a lad like Alex is because of his experience and he knows how to win those battles in the Championship. It is important to have experience like Alex because we have a lot of good young lads who need leadership.
“If it is not possible to keep him I don’t think the world breaks down. We will still be competitive.”