Asamoah Gyan confirmed on Monday that he is not thinking about a move to Galatasary which reportedly expressed an interest in signing him.
The transfer window in Europe was closed at the end of last month but it remains open in Turkey until Monday.
"I heard the news like everyone, before I came to England, that there was a transfer bid from a Turkish club, and I chose to come here." Gyan told Sky Sports.
"I am flattered by their interest but like I said it is up to Sunderland. If they accept a bid from any club, I will have to speak to that club. As you know I am preparing for a game against Brazil and not thinking about any transfer," the Ghanaian striker added.
After scoring against Swaziland last Friday in an African qualifier, Gyan will play with the Black Stars against Brazil in a friendly game at Craven Cottage stadium.