David Bates still has a future at German side Hamburg despite reports to the contrary, according to the Daily Record.
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Bild reported on Friday that the Scottish centre-back was one of five players who were told they were allowed to find new clubs this summer.
However, the Record insist this is not the case and the 22-year-old is still very much part of his manager's plans.
Bates played regularly last term for Hamburg as they narrowly missed out an immediate return to Bundesliga following relegation the year prior.
The defender moved to the continent after agreeing a pre-contract in April 2018. He's since received four caps for Scotland.