Last Updated: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 09:57
Ryan Bertrand has dismissed rumours linking him with a move to Liverpool and has pledged his future to Chelsea.
Bertrand is set to play second fiddle to Ashley Cole at Stamford Bridge this season and reports claimed that Liverpool were ready to offer him the chance of regular first-team football at Anfield.
Despite interest from Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, Bertrand says he is happy to stay and battle for his place as he believes one day he will be Chelsea's regular left-back.
"I see my future being Chelsea's number one (left-back)," Bertrand said. "I don't concentrate on trying to dislodge him (Cole). I just focus on myself and my game and I'm sure that time will come."
The 23-year-old also has his eye on making the England squad for the World Cup in Brazil next summer, but believes he can do it while at Stamford Bridge.
"In the back of my mind I'm aware of it (the World Cup)," he added. "Hopefully I can get enough games this year and you never know."
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