Arca unaware of Celtic interest
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Glasgow titans are reportedly plotting a January bid for the Argentinian with Bhoys boss Martin O'Neill believed to be a fan of the 22-year-old.
Black Cats manager Mick McCarthy is eager to keep hold of Arca and has not received any contact from O'Neill regarding a bid for the left back.
Arca is refusing to believe the transfer talk and is merely focusing on the goal of striving to restore Sunderland back to The Premiership.
"I think it is just paper talk," commented Arca. "Nobody has said anything to me about Celtic.
"I'm trying to do my best and help this club to win promotion, that's my ambition at the moment.
"I have got another season on my contract at Sunderland and I'm just thinking about playing here. All I want to do is concentrate on playing here."
The young South American has 18 months remaining on his present contract and feels a fresh deal will depend on whether Sunderland do win promotion from the First Division.
"I have not had talks about a contract yet, maybe at the end of the season we will discuss that," he added.
"But I think a lot will depend on whether the club gets back into The Premiership.
"Everybody misses playing in that division, not just me. We're all confident we can do it. We have a long way to go."