Cannavaro committed to Real
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fabio Cannavaro has dismissed reports that he could be set to leave Real Madrid.Fabio Cannavaro has dismissed suggestions that he could be set to leave Real Madrid.
The Italian defender followed Fabio Capello to Real from Juventus last summer, but had a difficult first season at the Bernabeu.
Capello has now been axed and two new centre-backs, Christoph Metzelder and Pepe, have been brought in.
Cannavaro is aware of rumours linking him with a move back to Italy, but maintains that he is still committed to Real.
"In Italy they have insisted that I'm going to return, but it isn't true," the 34-year-old told Marca.
"I've worked with Capello for three years and I've learned a lot from him. He made me into a winner and I'm thankful to him for that.
"But I signed a three-year contract with Real Madrid and not with Capello.
"I'm sure I'll remain at Real."
Roberto Soldado, meanwhile, is relishing the prospect of playing a key role for Real after returning from a year on loan at Osasuna.
"This is an exciting project. I am proud to have been so patient because I've fulfilled a dream I've had since I was 14," Soldado told AS.
"I was told that any player Madrid loaned out never returns, but they were mistaken."