Sergio Ramos has conclusively dismissed the speculation linking him with a move away from Real Madrid.
The veteran centre-back has been heavily linked with a departure from the Bernabeu after 14 years, with Manchester United and even Liverpool tipped as destinations.
However, in a press conference on Thursday, Ramos moved to deny the rumours that he was unhappy in Madrid.
“I am Madridista. I want to retire here,” he said. “I don’t want the fans to be left in any doubts.
“There has been too much speculation about my future and I wanted to reiterate my commitment to the club.”
One of the main reasons Ramos had been linked with a move was because of his deteriorating relationship with club president Florentino Perez, but the 33-year-old also denied those rumours.
“My relationship with the president is similar to that of a father and son.”
Ramos did reveal, however, that the reports suggesting there was interest in him from China were not just speculation.
“It is true that I have an offer from China on the table, I will not lie about it.
“At no moment did I consider going to China.
“Yesterday I went to see the president to make everything clear. I told the president that I would never go to a team that could compete with Real Madrid.
“If one day I go then it is because I think my body does not allow me to give a high level.
“I am the captain of Real Madrid and I feel very loved and supported by my team-mates.
“I’m not looking to renew [my contract]. I am happy with what I have. People always think it’s a strategy to earn more, but it’s the opposite.”