Liverpool target Rafael van der Vaart has again confirmed his desire to stay at Real Madrid and fight for a first team place.
The Dutch international has been a peripheral figure at the Bernabeu this season, and has persistently been linked with a move to England.
Arsenal and Aston Villa were both touted as possible suitors, while Liverpool emerged as the club most likely to sign him in January.
However, Van der Vaart has no such intent vowed to convince Pellegrini he is worth a place in his starting XI.
He told Radio Marca: “I have the skill and quality to play for Real Madrid.
“Pellegrini told me in pre-season training that I was a very good player, but he did not have much room for me because they had Kaka, Raul, many players.
“I said OK, but I will not leave Madrid, I want to fight, so let’s see.
“The league is very important but also the Champions League. The final is in Madrid. It is a dream for everyone to play the final here, but we also want to win the league.
“I am very happy in this team.”