Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has rubbished reports claiming Sergio Aguero is on the verge of joining Barcelona.
Aguero, 20, is one of the hottest properties in European football after the Argentinian striker's impressive two-and-a-half year spell at the Vicente Calderon following his arrival from Independiente.
But ahead of the meeting of the sides in the Copa del Rey this evening, Cerezo has scotched suggestions that the highly-rated South American will join Barcelona.
"Kun will not go to Barca," he insisted. "He is doing well with Atletico and this is where he wants to stay."
Meanwhile, in-form winger Arjen Robben believes Real Madrid have turned the corner following successive 1-0 wins over fellow title contenders.
The reigning Spanish champions have defeated Valencia and Villarreal either side of the winter break, with the Netherlands international scoring a sensational winner against the latter at the weekend.
The two victories have propelled Real back up to third place in the table and Robben believes their pre-Christmas toils, when they slipped down as far as seventh and sacked coach Bernd Schuster, are now firmly behind them.
He said: "I believe that we have returned to being the team from before. It is a new beginning for us.
"We have reclaimed players from injuries and that brings more competition to each position.
"We have 25 players with a lot of quality in the group, but only 11 can play and that means the freshness is maintained, which will benefit the team.”
Elsewhere, Espanyol goalkeeper Carlos Kameni is in trouble with the club's official supporters' club following an alleged altercation with a fan.
The supporters' group has called on the club to fine and ban the Cameroon keeper after he was reported to have held down and then verbally abused a fan who shouted at him during an open training session.
"We consider that he does not deserve to wear the shirt of Espanyol and we ask that the player be sanctioned with the highest possible punishment the club's disciplinary code will allow," read a statement from the supporters' club.
"He has acted with aggression and therefore, the appropriate penalty must come into effect.
"In the past, our supporters have fought to banish any violence from our stadium and Kameni must set a similar example to all, especially to the children.
"It is intolerable that he commits an outrageous act towards the most important partner of the club, the fans."Reuse content