Sergio Ramos claims his Real Madrid teammate Angel di Maria wants to remain at the Bernabeu, despite him being strongly linked with a move to either Manchester United.
Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti had earlier stated that the Argentine winger was part of his plans. But club president Florentino Perez is believed to be keen on selling the former Benfica man, after shelling out money on the transfers of James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos.
When asked about di Maria's future, after Los Blancos' 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup first leg on Tuesday, Ramos stressed the 26-year-old is keen to stay on at the Bernebeu but did not rule out the possibilty of him being forced out.
"I am not one to recommend what to do, we live in a democratic country," Ramos told ESPN. "[Di Maria] knows what it is like abroad, and what it is like being at Madrid. I do not believe 'El Fideo' intends to leave. I would sign for him to stay here all his life."
Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus turned down the chance to join United despite the Red Devils offering him a big money contract, according to Atletico president Enrique Cerezo.
United had been keeping tabs on the highly sought after German for some time, with manager Louis van Gaal believed to be interested in signing the 25-year-old.
However, Cerezo says that Reus, who missed out the 2014 World Cup due to an ankle injury, rejected a move to Old Trafford, despite the Red Devils making a very lucrative offer.
"Look, he had an offer for a lot of money from Manchester United and he has not gone," said Cerezo, according to ESPN.
The 66-year-old also dismissed rumours of Atletico being interested in Reus, saying it is "impossible" for them to sign the player.
"We will not sign him with a lesser offer. I don't know where the Marco Reus rumour came from. It's a player who, at this time, is impossible to us," Cerezo added.
Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller also followed in Reus' footsteps as he revealed that he also turned down a big money move to United.
The 24-year-old, who helped Germany lift the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, was linked with a move to Old Trafford earlier in the summer but he put an end to all rumours by signing a new contract with the Bundesliga giants.
And now, Muller says he was never interested in any club apart from Bayern.
"I knew that I would have earned more money," the German told Bild. "The sums from other clubs which circulated had been astronomical. I can just say: a transfer for me was never an option. FC Bayern is my club."