Jose Fonte refused to discuss speculation surrounding interest from Manchester United but the Southampton star admits he ambitious to play at the highest level.
The centre-half was linked with a move to Old Trafford during the final weeks of the transfer window but a firm bid from United failed to materialise.
European Championship winner Fonte was reluctant to discuss his feelings over Jose Mourinho’s interest while on international duty with Portugal, but the 32-year-old was more forthcoming when talking about what he hopes to achieve at the highest level.
“Was I disappointed the Man United move didn’t happen? Let’s leave that for another time. Now I’m focused on Southampton,” Fonte said.
“I have lots of targets: to play in the Champions League, to play in a World Cup, to win a trophy in England.”
He later released a statement on his official Facebook account:
Fonte joined Southampton in January 2010 for £1.2million from Crystal Palace. The defender has since made 242 appearances, helping the Saints climb from League One, through the Championship to the Premier League and Europa League.