There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Real Madrid German playmaker Mesut Ozil due to the imminent arrival of Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur.

It had been reported that the 24-year-old wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, but Ozil himself has stated that he will be staying in Madrid.

Many reports had surfaced that Ozil was open to an exit from Madrid and that his likely destination was Old Trafford to wear the red of Manchester United.

Speculation got even more intense when the Germany international walked straight down the tunnel after being substituted on Monday night against Malaga. However Ozil said he is happy in Madrid and is not looking to leave.

"I feel really good at Madrid," he is quoted by ESPN. "I have a contract until 2016. I feel really good here and I get on really well with my team-mates. I want success here.

"There has been a lot written in the media, talk of some other options, but I have a contract and I am staying with Real Madrid."

He continued: "I feel very good, I have the confidence of the coach. There is a series of objectives that we want to achieve, in which each one will have a role to play. That is one of the reasons why I want to stay.

"We are very happy, we have won our two games, we have taken six points. It is true that we need to play better, but there is a long way to go."

Ozil seems to have put all the speculation to bed with his desire to stay at the Bernabeu. Madrid will be looking to wrestle the Liga title from Barcelona, and there is no doubt that Ozil can play a big role in that endeavour. 

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