Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez has turned down the opportunity to leave Los Blancos for Chelsea, according to reports.
The Express claimed the keeper, who only signed for Madrid in the January transfer window, was a target for Jose Mourinho – who is expected to be named as Chelsea’s new manager next week.
But the Spaniard is keen to stay with Los Merengues and fight for his place in the side.
The goalkeeping situation at the Bernabeu caused much controversy this year with Mourinho dropping captain and World Cup-winner Iker Casillas back in January in favour of Lopez.
According to the paper, the keeper said: “I have a contract for many years. It is difficult to be unhappy at Madrid.
“I believe in competition for places and I believe the goalkeeping position will be open like any other place in the team.”