Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus has signed a new deal with the Bundesliga club, putting an end to the speculation over his future.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid had both been tipped to launch summer moves for the Germany international, while Premier League pair Manchester United and Arsenal have also been credited with an interest.
Reus has now put an end to the transfer talk by committing himself to BVB until 2019, and Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has welcomed the deal.
“Marco can shape a new era in Dortmund, just like Uwe Seeler did with Hamburg and like Steven Gerrard has with Liverpool,” he said in a statement.
“The fact Marco has made this decision in the middle of a sporting crisis for BVB shows a high level of loyalty, of which we are very proud.”
Reus added: “I am very happy with my decision to stick with BVB. Dortmund is my home town and my club is Borussia.
“I look forward to enjoying a successful future with our team, with our fantastic fans behind us.
“There is plenty for us to do, and I want to tackle it all head on!”
Dortmund are struggling in the Bundesliga at present and are currently 16th in the table, despite a 3-0 win over Freiburg last weekend.
Dortmund face Mainz in the next round of Bundesliga fixtures on Friday and they can be backed at 1.32 to secure another victory, badly needed to help them climb clear of relegation trouble.