Denis Cheryshev’s father has said the Real Madrid winger wants to fight for his place in the team rather than move elsewhere.
The 22-year-old has been linked with a move abroad in recent weeks with Premier League side Everton believed to be keen on taking the player to Goodison Park.
La Liga outfit Malaga were also thought to be interested in the young Russian midfielder who has played just 61 minutes of first team football in his career at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But Cheryshev’s father said the player wanted to make an impression under new boss Carlo Ancelotti and fight for his place in the first team.
He stated: “There is interest in Denis from Malaga, but also from other clubs in England and Germany.
“Denis does not think about these clubs now, but about earning a first-team spot at Madrid. For this is his single most important priority.”