Newcastle midfielder Cheik Tiote has insisted he is happy with life at St James Park.
The Ivorian international made the move from FC Twente to Tyneside in the summer, and has played well since his move.
He scored the equaliser in the 4-4 draw with Arsenal, and many of the top four clubs have been monitoring his progress.
Newcastle moved to sign him up to a 6 ½ year deal last month, and Tiote himself is happy to stay at Newcastle for a long time.
“If you come to a new club in a new country it is important there is a good atmosphere at the club,” said Tiote.
“As soon as I arrived here the players made me feel welcome. They helped me settle in and meant I could do a good job on the pitch.
“I would like to be here for a few years. I can learn here. I feel settled here. I enjoy it here.
“The fans are good and the new manager likes me. The club has looked after me and I do my best for the team and the fans.”
Talking about life in Newcastle amid rumours that Chelsea may be interested in him, Tiote added, “Newcastle life is good for me. It is not like London. London is too busy, there are too many people.”
“Newcastle is not so busy. That makes it easier to focus on your job. For me it is important.”