Atletico Madrid full-back Juanfran has revealed he has turned down a second bid from Premier League club Arsenal in an attempt to commit his future to the La Liga champions.
The 30-year-old turned down an advance from the Gunners in the summer of 2013 worth a reported £9m ($13.1m) and has since gone on to win the Spanish title and the Europa League, while the club also reached the Champions League final in May.
But since that rejection, Juanfran says there has been a second offer from Arsenal in an attempt to break his contract with Atletico, which the player says he has no problem turning down.
"I know where I am," he told Radio Marca. "Atletico have pushed for me to stay. I rejected two offers from Arsenal. It's what I feel."
Arsenal signed two players in Juanfran's favoured right-back position during the 2014 summer transfer window, with Calum Chambers joining from Southampton while Mathieu Debuchy left Newcastle United for the north London club.
Both players have suffered from injury concerns this season, forcing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to dip into the club's youth ranks to hand Hector Bellerin his Premier League debut.
This season, Juanfran has been helping to spearhead Atletico's attempts to defend their domestic title and repeat their heroics in the Champions League but the club are nine points adrift of Barcelona and face Real Madrid in the last eight in Europe.
And the experienced defender says the continual loss of strikers, including last season's top scorer Diego Costa who joined Chelsea during the summer has hurt their bid for silverware.
"Diego Costa noticeable is a great player, he gave us much," he added. "Our game turned to him slowly this year we will define with Mandzukic, Griezmann and Torres all a matter of time.
"Falcao was unlucky with the injury, he took a road and has not fared so well. Monaco posed him with a nice project. I do not think it was just for the money, he would have career goals, not just economic."