Cuellar cools Real transfer rumors

Cuellar cools Real transfer rumors

Published Dec. 23, 2009 12:00 a.m. ET

Aston Villa defender Carlos Cuellar has rejected rumours linking him with a shock move to Real Madrid, by insisting he is happy at Villa Park.

Reports in Spain have suggested Real are targeting a move for Cuellar after losing Pepe to long-term injury.

Cuellar, who is enjoying his best form for Villa this season, is flattered to be linked with Real, but insists he is staying at Villa Park.

"It's a great honour to be linked with teams of that stature," Cuellar told the Birmingham Mail.

"Although it's not true, that they mention you is important. I'm staying at Aston Villa. Nothing could happen. This is the path that I have chosen. I was not forced to do anything.

"My dream was to play in a foreign league. Where better to do that than the Premier League?"