Barcelona President Sandro Rosell has strongly denied rumours that David Villa will leave the club in January.
Reports have linked the Spain international with the likes of Arsenal and Juventus during the winter transfer window.
But the 48-year-old Blaugrana man has claimed that he absolutely will not leave Camp Nou this month.
“I deny absolutely that he will leave during the winter transfer window,” he told RAC1. “He is our player and we will need him until the end of the season.”
Villa has been on the fringes of Tito Vilanova' s team this season, and has failed to play a full 90 minutes in the League so far.