The 28-year-old has been linked with a move away from Stoke following the arrivals of Charlie Adam, Steven Nzonzi and Maurice Edu before the transfer window closed.
“I only just signed a new deal in January and I am here to fight for my spot,” said Whelan.
“There are midfielders coming in, so then you think some will be going out, but so long as I have a chance of playing I will keep working hard and trying to impress the manager.
“It was never a case of me wanting to leave. If I wanted to leave Stoke I would be the person to say it, or the manager.”
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As always it is the so called “big clubs” that have splashed the most cash in the transfer window so far this summer. Manchester United or City? Arsenal or Tottenham? Who are the winners and losers of the transfer window so far?
Being an amiable guy is good for you and Jurgen Klopp is living proof.