Michael Owen has once again confirmed his desire to stay with Real Madrid.
Owen’s future in the Spanish capital has been the subject of speculation in recent weeks, especially since Real coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo admitted he would like to sign Brazilian striker Robinho.
Manchester United and Chelsea are both thought to be interested in Owen, but the England striker insists he has no plans to quit Madrid.
“Look, I’ve heard all the stories and speculation all summe,r but I don’t know where they come from,” said Owen.
“I’ve never wanted to leave Real Madrid and it was encouraging to hear (director of football) Arrigo Sacchi say that I am an important part of his plans this season.”
Owen also laughed off claims that he was about to join Chelsea after reportedly going house hunting in London.
“One day, they will get it right,” added Owen. “It was funny, when I was supposed to be looking at houses near the Chelsea training ground, I was actually at Alton Towers with my family.”