Sporting Lisbon has released a statement rubbishing Adrien Silva’s imminent move to Leicester, stating the player will remain at the club till the end of his career.
The Portuguese midfielder revealed to Portuguese publication O Jogo, that he has accepted an interesting offer from the foxes.
However, Sporting insists he will not be leaving the club, noting Adrien Silva signed a long-term contract in February.
“It was absolutely clear that this extension of the attachment to Sporting CP meant Adrien Silva would be at the club until the end of his career,” the statement read.
“This has been said and clearly expressed by the club’s president to the player, the father of the athlete and their representatives before consummating the renewal of the contract.”
Sporting also cited an interview Silva gave to the media in May, in which he said he would not leave the club, while claiming no bid has been made for the 27-year-old.