Gervinho focused on title
Lille attacker Gervinho insists he is focused on winning the league amid speculation that he could leave.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 28/02/11 3:08pm
Lille attacker Gervinho insists he is focused on winning the league amid speculation that he could leave for the Premier League at the end of the season.
The 23-year-old Ivory Coast winger has been strongly linked with an English switch after some eye-catching performances this season, and Liverpool are thought to be leading the chase for his signature.
Lille are currently top of Ligue 1 and are in with a title shot, although it is extremely tight in the French top-flight.
Gervinho claims the club are not intent on selling him and insists he is concentrating on the task in hand.
"I am relaxed and want to win the league here, my future does not only depend on me, at the moment I am happy here and the club does not want to sell," he told skysports.com.
"Liverpool? They are a great team, like Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd, so let's wait and see at the end of season, things change quickly in football."
Lille were held 1-1 by fifth-placed Lyon at the weekend but despite the stalemate, Gervinho is still confident of glory.
He added: "It was a difficult game. Lyon are a tough team, we struggled a bit to develop our game.
"I think our ground did not help the skilful players, I did not enjoy tonight and (Edin) Hazard did not.
"We can win it because we have the players to do the job, it will be extremely difficult but why not?"