Adelaide United star Dario Vidosic knocked on its head speculation that he might end up playing for Brisbane Roar, under the stewardship of his father Rado.
As the attacking midfielder eagerly awaits Adelaide's knockout clash with Japan's Nagoya Grampus in the AFC Champions League's round of 16, he said rumours he could join Brisbane were wide of the mark.
"I'm under contract with Adelaide United and as of now I am an Adelaide player so there is no truth in the speculation," the 25-year-old said.
"I'm not going anywhere and there is nothing to it at the moment.
"I'm happy with Adelaide and I'm enjoying my football. It's going well."
Vidosic also rejected whispers that he has a troubled relationship with Reds coach John Kosmina, who has more than once stated the club's Australian marquee has two years to run on his deal and is a necessary player.
"I've got no problem with John Kosmina, either," Vidosic declared.
"Everything's fine, it's all good.
"Nobody likes to lose especially in professional sport but we're playing some good football now and getting results and that changes everything."
Vidosic's perceived difficulties with Kosmina in his first season in the A-League sparked speculation that he wanted out of the club.
The rumours intensified when his father Rado was appointed Roar coach at the end of the season to replace Ange Postecoglou, who joined Melbourne Victory.
Speculation reached fever pitch when playmaker Marcos Flores, whose stellar first season in Australia earned him the 2011 Johnny Warren Medal before he joined China's Hanan Jianye, expressed an interest in returning to the A-League, prompting pundits to tip a Flores return to Adelaide and Vidosic to link up with Brisbane.
Vidosic said his most immediate concern was next Tuesday's one-off clash with Australia striker Josh Kennedy's Nagoya, which clinched second spot in its group by beating Central Coast Mariners 3-0 on Matchday 6 last week.
"We are playing against a very good team, which is one of the best in Asia but we have had a good run to finish top of our group so we are quietly confident of doing the job, especially if we get a full house at Hindmarsh,” he said.
"It should be a very entertaining game and one that we are all looking forward to.
"We have a trial game against a local team on Wednesday night and from Friday we will start working on the Nagoya game.
"We watched Nagoya's two games against the Mariners but we have to worry about our game plan and if we can defend well and attack well we'd have a good chance of making the quarter-finals."
Adelaide has rediscovered its mojo in the ACL after it failed miserably in the A-League, finishing second bottom.
"There were times when we did not perform well but there were others when we played well and lost," Vidosic said.
"Defence wise we have been solid but in attack we have not been able to take our chances.
"It does not matter who you are. You can be Barcelona but if you do not take your chances you get punished.
"Look what happened to Bayern Munich at the weekend. They had enough chances to win three Champions League finals but they ended up losing. That's football."
Adelaide clinched first place in its group by beating Gamba Osaka 2-0 last week and Kosmina declared upon the team's return from Japan that he was toying with the idea of playing with two strikers against Nagoya.
That would see Sergio Van Dijk starting the match alongside Bruce Djite, who has been in exceptional form as the lone striker during the entire Asian campaign.
It is a move that Vidosic would greet with open arms.
"You could see form our last game with Gamba Osaka that when Serge came on we played even better and we scored the two goals," he said.
"He quickly adapted and knew what he had to do.
"We still stayed compact in defence and Serge managed to score a good team goal.
"That showed that we are comfortable of doing the job by playing with one or two up front."
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