Rafael van der Vaart ignores Premier League clubs in the hope of remaining at Real Madrid - report

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Rafael van der Vaart
has reportedly turned a blind eye to interest shown by clubs in the Premier League in favour of continuing his stay at Real Madrid.

The signing of Germany international Mesut Oezil from Werder Bremen was widely viewed as a strong hint that the ex-Ajax man could be shipped away from the Bernabeu.

In the meantime, it is said that Real boss Jose Mourinho has not given the player any assurance of a regular starting role, but the Dutchman is believed to be keen on proving his worth and earning his place in the line-up.

And despite being linked with moves to Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool in the past, The Mirror reports that the 27-year-old has told the Portuguese tactician that he is prepared to do anything he can to remain with his current employers.

However, it is thought that the Madrid-based club could still sell van der Vaart to balance the books following another summer shopping spree that has seen the likes of Angel di Maria, Sergio Canales, Sami Khedira and Oezil join the ranks at the White House.

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