Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has dismissed speculation claiming Dutch winger Arjen Robben was discussing a move to Real Madrid.
Reports in press claimed that the Spanish champions were closing to signing a player that president Ramon Calderon has always coveted.
Kenyon has now moved to play down talk that the former PSV Eindhoven winger could be bound for Spain.
“Arjen is very happy, he’s just got married and he wants to demonstrate and prove what a great player he is and still believes the Premier League is the best opportunity,” Kenyon said.
“I’m confident he’ll be there next season.”
Rumours of Robben’s departure stemmed in part from reports that Chelsea were looking to sign Lyon winger Florent Malouda.
However, Kenyon has confirmed that no big-money arrivals are anticipated.
“By Chelsea standards it’s been very quiet. That’s probably the headline…both in terms of names and in terms of big spending,” Kenyon added.
“We’ve had three or four so-called free transfers.”