Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo has reiterated his desire to stay at Bayern Munich despite growing interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.
The Brazilian's future at the Allainz Arena has been questioned following Pep Guardiola's arrival at the club, with some reports suggesting the tough-tackling midfielder may not have a role to play in the former Barcelona manager's new regime at the club.
The arrival of another midfielder in Thiago Alcantara has heightened such speculation with the 25-year-old's role in the first team now uncertain as Guardiola seeks to reshape the Treble-winners.
The Gunners have been linked with the Brazilian international in a bid to add some steel to their midfield given the continued absence of Abou Diaby, while Bundesliga outfit Wolfsburg have also made their interest known.
But despite facing a fight for first team football next season, Gustavo insists he has every intention of winning the faith of Guardiola.
"I want to stay, I have a contract with the club and I want to respect that," Gustavo is quoted as saying by tutto mercato web.
"Every year I had to struggle and sweat for a place in the team and that is what I will do in this campaign."
Bayern have an embarrassment of riches in midfield, with Thiago, Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Mario Gotze, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Arjen Robben, Toni Kroos and Xherdan Shaqiri vying for a starting role across the midfield berth.
Swiss international Shaqiri has been another to be linked with a move away from the Bavarian giants. Liverpool have reportedly shown an interest in the 21-year-old who only joined the German champions last summer, but Bayern's chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge expects Shaqiri to remain at the club.
"Nobody has called about Shaqiri. Right now there are no plans to sell him," Rummenigge said earlier this month. "The coach is completely satisfied with him. I think we will go into the season with the current squad."