Everton forward Victor Anichebe insists he wants to stay at Goodison Park.
The 22-year-old is in the final six months of his current deal with the Toffees, and reports over the weekend claimed he had rejected a three-year deal worth £30,000-a-week.
A section of supporters responded to the rumours by booing Anichebe during the game against Wigan, but the striker was keen to set the record straight and maintains he wants to remain with Everton.
He told skysports.com: "Obviously, of course I want to stay at Everton. I have been here since I was a boy and I have grown up at the club.
“The whole situation over the weekend about my contract was a bit crazy to be honest.
“I don't know where it leaked from that I supposedly turned down an offer of £30,000 a week.
“That is not the case at all. I have not been offered anything like the figures that have been bandied about in the press.
“I want the fans to know I would never disrespect the club in any way or disrespect the fans.
“I am happy at the club, happy with the players, happy with the manager and I don't have any problem with anyone at the club.”
And Anichebe admitted the abuse he received at the weekend had hurt, adding: “I spoke to the manager the other day and he didn't understand where it came from either and he was shocked by the reception I got when I came on against Wigan.
“I was quite shocked by the reaction from some fans and to be honest it was quite upsetting because of the fact I have come through the ranks and the fans have always been so good to me throughout my time at the club.
“It was probably the worst day I have had as a footballer the reception I got and even the build-up to it.
“I understand that some of them will believe what they read in the papers, but I want to reassure them I would never disrespect the club or them in any way. I am like the fans, I know what Everton means to them.
“It was hard what happened to me, but I have great team-mates around me and Tim Cahill, Phil Neville and Phil Jagielka have helped me a lot.
“The main thing for me is to train hard and play as many games as possible as I have had two tough injuries over the last 18 months and I just want to leave all the negotiations with my advisers who deal with that side of things.”