Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has claimed Manchester United loanee Javier Hernandez is going to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until the end of the season, even though recent reports in Spain claim he may consider a move away due to the lack of playing time.
The Mexican international striker played an important role at Old Trafford during Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure, scoring a number of crucial goals from off the bench during his three seasons under the legendary boss.
However, after starting just five Premier League games last season under David Moyes and following Radamel Falcao's arrival to Old Trafford, Hernandez moved to the Santiago Bernabeu in a loan deal in order to secure more playing time.
But with Karim Benzema immovable up front, Hernandez has failed to see an improvement in his situation in La Liga.
Even though he has scored four goals for the Spanish giants since his summer move, the Mexican forward has only played 153 La Liga minutes in the first 13 games of the campaign.
While his future at United also looks uncertain, Hernandez recently admitted his frustration, suggesting that next summer he will move somewhere else to have more playing time.
"I am not sure what will happen in the summer yet but whatever happens I need guarantees. I am 26 now – in the summer I will be 27 – I must be at a club where I am going to be playing regularly," he said.
Recent reports in Spain claimed the Mexico international may even leave the team during the January transfer window.
But Ancelotti ruled out that option during the press conference ahead of the La Liga game against Celta de Vigo on Saturday 6 December.
"Chicharito [Hernandez] is aware of his role in the team. We have forwards who are doing very well. He will play against Ludogorets [in the Champions League]. He will not leave in January."
The Real Madrid manager also claimed the club are not likely to sign United and Arsenal target Lucas Silva at least until the summer.
He said: "I'm happy with the squad that I have. I don't need anyone in January."