Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas' agent insists the 20-year-old is staying at the Emirates Stadium and has no intention of signing for Real Madrid or Barcelona.
The Spain international has been linked with a return to his homeland at regular intervals in the last two seasons, and rumours intensified when it was reported that Fabregas was unhappy when the Gunners allowed Thierry Henry to move to Barcelona last month.
"These stories are normal but there is absolutely no truth in them whatsoever," the player's agent Joseba Diaz told the BBC.
"Cesc is happy for Thierry as they are friends. But he can't wait to start the season - he is a key man for Arsenal.
"Thierry was a very important player for them and it is normal that now he is no longer there, everyone thinks it is very bad news for the club.
"But Arsenal are going to buy a lot of good players and they are going to be a major team both in the Premier League and Champions League.
"Without Thierry, Cesc is one of the best players at Arsenal and this is fine for him, he is happy with the responsibility.
"At the moment Cesc is on holiday, but he is very excited about the new campaign."