Premier League striker target wants Spanish stay

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Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea and Liverpool target Adrian Lopez says he is happy at Atletico Madrid and does not want to leave the club, reports talkSPORT.

The 24-year-old winger has attracted attention from a host of Premier League clubs, after a series of scintillating performances in La Liga last season.

Lopez moved to the Spanish capital from Deportivo La Coruna in the summer of 2011, and enjoyed an impressive debut campaign at the Vicente Calderon Stadium, after helping Diego Simeone's side to the Europa League title.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been credited with an interest in signing the Spaniard, as he continues his search for a potential replacement for contract rebel Theo Walcott.

However, Arsenal's hopes of bringing Lopez to the Emirates Stadium are slim with competition from no fewer than three rival English clubs.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is in the market for attacking additions in January, particularly in light of the recent injury to summer signing Fabio Borini. The Northern Irishman has already made clear the Anfield club's intentions for an active transfer window, and according to talkSPORT, Lopez is one of their prospective targets.

The same report suggests Tottenham and Chelsea are also in the mix, but a New Year bidding war will not be necessary, thanks to the £15million buy-out clause written into the player's current contract.

Finding the money will not be a problem for any of the aforementioned clubs, but the fact that Lopez - who scored 18 goals for Atletico last season - has no desire to move abroad, is realistically more of a sticking point.

"My first season at Atletico was amazing," he told El Mundo Deportivo. "It was the best year of my career.

"I couldn't ask for more as we won two titles (including the UEFA Super Cup), had a good year and was called up for the national team to go to the Olympic Games.

"Atletico is very special to me and I hope that we can continue like this."

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