Albion target Florin Andone has said there is no chance of him leaving Deportivo La Coruna this month.

The Romanian striker has told reporters he wants to stay at the club – and that president Tino Fernandez wants him to stay.

Andone is among several frontmen the Seagulls have been tracking and almost came to the Amex before last summer’s deadline.

But, talking to media in La Coruna today ahead of his side’s weekend clash with Valencia, he was insistent he would be going nowhere.

Andone said: “It’s clear that I’ll continue here.

“I’ve been talking with Tino and there is no doubt.

“I want to be here and he wants me to be here - and hopefully for many years.”

He added: “There is no chance of me leaving this month.”

Andone said he had been surprised to be left out of the Depor side for most of the first half of the season having come so close to a Premier League move.

He marked his return to the starting XI last Sunday by heading the goal which secured a good point at Villarreal.

Andone said: “After the offers in the summer, when teams were offering many millions of euros and very good contracts, I expected to be playing, to have the same participation as last season, because in my own mind I was improving.

“I’ve got three-and-a-half years left on my contract and, if tomorrow, Depor offered me a new deal, I’d sign for six or seven more years.”