Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has scotched reports that Javi Martínez could be in line for a move to Liga BBVA outfit Real Madrid.
Speaking on the television programme 'Chiringuito de los Jugones' on Thursday, agent Francois Gallardo claimed that the Spain international could be on his way to the Santiago Bernabéu. However, Guardiola told Friday’s press conference: “As long as I’m Bayern coach, Javi Martínez will stay here.”
Martínez returned to training on Wednesday following an ankle injury, and could make his playing comeback in Saturday’s league match against 1. FC Nürnberg. “The first half of the season was very hard for me, but I still have the second half to help the team fight for every trophy,” the 25-year-old told German publication Sport Bild.
Asked about this summer’s World Cup in Brazil, the former Athletic Bilbao man said: “We all want to win the World Cup again, but I know that the Germans will do everything they can to snatch the trophy away from us. It would be great to come up against my team-mates from Bayern Munich.”