Andre Schurrle has ended Atletico Madrid's hopes of prising him away from Chelsea, insisting he is not interested in a move away from Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea and Jose Mourinho find themselves in a delicate position where the club must sell one of their foreign players to comply with home grown quotas set out by the Premier League and Uefa.
La Liga champions Atletico had hoped to take advantage of this situation with an ambitious move for World Cup winner Schurrle, who arrived at the Blues from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of £17m just last summer.
But the German forward has brought end to such speculation, insisting he is very settled in west London.
When asked of interest emanating from the Vicente Calderon, Schurrle was quoted as saying by the Evening Standard: "No, I am not going anywhere. I am very happy at Chelsea. This is where I want to play and this is where I want to play for the fans."
Schurrle, who netted three goals for Germany in Brazil, has only had two weeks of training following his extended break after the World Cup but was handed a starting role in the side that cruised to a season opening 3-1 win over Burnley on Monday.
The 23-year-old capped an excellent flowing move to score his side's second and is looking to repay his manager's faith in him in the club's pursuit of silverware after a barren campaign last term.
"I enjoyed the World Cup a lot, so I got out of that with a lot of confidence. I came back to Chelsea, and obviously had a very short break. I was only two and a half weeks at the ocean and could relax. But from then (it was) zero to 100 – I am hungry, I want to achieve something with Chelsea.
"I want to win titles with Chelsea so I have worked hard these two weeks. I worked a lot – extra for me as well. The only thing I can do is to work and give everything to be 100% in the games. At Burnley I think it was a good start for me, but of course we can do better. And when I am 100% fit, there will be more."