Hyundai's Thierry Neuville has denied speculation linking him with a return to M-Sport next season.

There have been reports, fuelled by comments from M-Sport team boss, Malcolm Wilson, that the Belgian might leave Hyundai at the end of this year.

However, Neuville has insisted he will remain with Hyundai: "I think I have been quite clear on this in the last days. For sure, I will stay with Hyundai next year. I am two years with the team now and we are developing something together," he confirmed ahead of this weekend's Rally de Portugal, round five in WRC 2015.

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"It's maybe taken longer and was a bit more difficult than we expected, but the future seems to be great for 2016. The new car is coming and we have big hopes. We are looking forward to that.

"Now, I always like chatting with Malcolm and he can call whenever he wants.

"We can discuss many things..."

Meanwhile, Wilson was also quizzed on the matter and said his comments had been misconstrued.

"I have made no secret about this: we had a fantastic year with Thierry when he was with us and all I said is that if we had the manufacturer backing then we would try to secure his services," he clarified. "I don't know his situation, but he did a great job for us and who knows about the future..."

So is it only Neuville he is looking at?

"I'm always looking at everybody," he replied.

Wilson also noted that he isn't trying to put any pressure on his current pairing, Elfyn Evans and Ott Tanak.

"No. not at all," he continued. "All I would say is that, with the combination of the new car [which we debut here this weekend] and a bit more experience for the drivers, in the second half of the season it would be nice to challenge for some podiums.

"But no, there's no more pressure: Elfyn's doing a great job and Ott has a great start number here. Let's see what he can do with it."