Liverpool and Manchester City have been dealt a blow if their pursuit of Barcelona star Marc-Andre ter Stegen after he confirmed his desire to stay at the Nou Camp.
The 24-year-old was believed to be keen on leaving the Spanish giants after struggling to hold down a regular role under manager Luis Enrique.
With first choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo the preferred choice, Ter Stegen has been limited to only cup matches as he continues to play second fiddle to his team-mate.
Both the Reds and City, were prepared to lure him to their respective sides, but could now miss out on his services following his revelations to stay and fight for his spot.
“I’m very happy here and I want to stay here, with the life I have,” he is quoted by the Mirror.
“It’s a lovely place to live.
“You can never relax and you always have to give everything. Both myself and Claudio and Jordi (Masip) want to play and we work week after week to do so.”
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen on bringing in another keeper as he looks to provide Simon Mignolet with more competition for the role between the sticks.
Ter Stegen has featured only 23 times in all competitions this term, registering only five La Liga matches, and has been able to keep six clean sheets so far.