Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder has denied rumours linking him with a return to former club Real Madrid.
Reports in Spain had surfaced suggesting Sneijder was about to join up with Jose Mourinho at Santiago Bernabeu when the Inter coach makes his expected move to the Spanish giants.
Several of Mourinho's current crop of stars have also been highlighted as possible players who will continue working with the Portuguese boss should he make the move.
But after remarks attributed to Sneijder emerged saying he would be open to a switch, the 25-year-old moved quickly to quash any speculation about his future.
The former Real man arrived at the San Siro last summer after completing what was believed to be a 15m million euros deal, and is under contract at the Italian champions until June 2013.
Sneijder helped his team to a glittering treble this season, culminating in a UEFA Champions League triumph over Bayern Munich last Saturday, and the Dutchman said he intends to help the Nerazzurri defend their trophies.
And the midfield star ruled out a return to the La Liga club, telling Inter's official website: "I will remain in Milan.
"I have experienced a fantastic year, clinching three trophies and now Inter will have to defend them. They will do it with me."