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Lopez staying at Madrid

The agent of Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez insists there is nothing in the speculation linking him with a summer switch to Napoli.

Pepe Reina was Napoli's first-choice goalkeeper throughout their Serie A campaign but his future remains uncertain after his season-long loan spell from Liverpool came to an end.

Reports have suggested that Lopez, who featured 37 times in all competitions for Madrid last season, was being lined up as a possible replacement for Reina should he not make a return to the Stadio San Paolo.

Lopez has another three years remaining on his current deal at the Santiago Bernabeu and agent Manuel Garcia Quilon says that the Spaniard is not planning an early exit.

"I'm surprised to hear these rumours, they are absolutely baseless," he told Tuttonapoli.net.

"Diego Lopez won't move from Real Madrid, he has no intention of leaving the club. This is the clearest idea of the player and of his family."