LIAM SERCOMBE has played down talk of a move to Pompey.
But the Exeter midfielder admitted he was ‘flattered’ to be linked with a switch to Fratton Park.
Sercombe, who scored an injury-time leveller against the Blues last season, has also been touted for a move to Millwall.
The 24-year-old, who has scored two goals in 25 appearances this season, told the Exeter Express and Echo: ‘If you believe everything you read on social media then I won’t be around for this weekend’s game against Tranmere Rovers.
‘Rumour has it I’m on the verge of signing for Portsmouth, or perhaps even Millwall.
‘Needless to say, the reality is rather different and I fully expect to be lining up against Micky Adams’ side at St James’s Park come 3pm on Saturday.
‘Of course, it’s always flattering to be linked to other teams as it tends to suggest you’re doing alright on the pitch.
‘However, right now, I couldn’t be happier at Exeter City and I am only concerned with helping the club secure a play-off place or automatic promotion spot.
‘I’ve been in football long enough to know you can never say never and, like everyone else, want to test myself at the highest-possible level.
‘But any suggestion that I’m on the verge of exiting the club is well wide of the mark.’