Sergio Ramos said he will not leave Real Madrid this summer and said he'd like to finish his career with the club.
Ramos had been linked with a move to China.
"I want to make it clear over my future," Ramos told a hastily convened news conference at Madrid's Valdebebas training facility on Thursday. "There has been a lot of speculation. I am a madridista, I want to retire here, to finish out my contract, and to rebuild for the future after what has been a bad season.
"The day I leave, I want to go out on a high, after a victory. If I leave it will be as my level has dropped, but I will not join a team which competes with Real Madrid."