Mesut Ozil insists he is not concerned with the arrival of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid, insisting he will not leave the club amid interest from Manchester United and Arsenal.
Ozil had been strongly connected with a possible move away from the Spanish outfit as a world record-breaking deal nears completion for Bale with United and Arsenal both looking to build on their midfields before deadline day arrives.
However, the Germany international has insisted that he wants to stay at Madrid and says he's not concerned with the extra competition for places in the squad that will come with Bale's arrival.
"At Real Madrid, we are happy with every player who strengthens the team. That's why I do not have any problems with the signing of Bale," he told Bild. "There's always competition for places when you play at a big club like Real Madrid. I know how to deal with it. I will never leave a club due to the stiff competition for places.
"This is my fourth season at the club and I have always been a regular. I know exactly what I'm capable of. I feel the coach's faith and I have no doubt that I will be a regular again."
Rumours have continued to circulate despite Ozil claiming he won't leave Madrid, with reports suggesting that he might still consider a move to United or Arsenal in the coming days.
But the 27 year old insists that there is no way he will be departing the Spanish capital for England this summer and wants to see out his contract before making any changes to his situation.
"I can guarantee that I will fulfil my contract until 2016 here," he explained. "Obviously, I don't know what will happen after that."