Manuel Lanzini has remained coy over his future at West Ham United ahead of the summer transfer window.
Speculation has linked the Argentine with a move to Liverpool in recent months, particularly since the Reds sold Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona in January.
There have been no concrete offers for Lanzini at this stage and whilst he has not stated an intention to quit the London Stadium come the end of the season, his latest comments seem to suggest he is not ruling out a move.
The playmakers was quizzed on the Hammers’ Premier League survival chances but said his own future was ‘something else’.
“I have full confidence we are going to be able to do that [stay in the Premier League],” he told Sky Sports.
“We have a great group of players, a great team and good people too and we believe we can do that.
“I think we’ll stay up. That’s all I am focusing on at the moment and I believe we will stay up.
“What happens in my personal future is something else but it’s not something I’m thinking of.”
With safety in the top flight far from secure, it is little surprise that one of West Ham’s big names would want to keep his options open.
Should the worst happen and the club drop out of the Premier League, their chances of keeping hold of the 25-year-old would be remote.
Lanzini has recently been named in the Argentina squad for their friendlies this month against Italy and Spain and will hope to catch the eye with the World Cup on the horizon this summer.
Should he make an impact at international level, West Ham can expect increased interest in his services and it would be difficult to keep hold of the former River Plate trainee, regardless of which division the Irons find themselves in next term.