Lopez ignoring Chelsea interest to focus on Espanyol

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The former Real Madrid and AC Milan goalkeeper is not thinking about a move to Stamford Bridge, and will remain in La Liga till the end of the season

Diego Lopez says he is ignoring talk of a move to Chelsea and remains focused on Espanyol, where he hopes to extend his stay.

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Goalkeeper Lopez, who is on loan at Espanyol from AC Milan, has been talked up as a replacement for Asmir Begovic at Stamford Bridge.

Begovic, who is serving as Thibaut Courtois' deputy, is keen to play more regularly and Chelsea reportedly rejected a bid from Bournemouth for the Bosnia-Herzegovina international.

Lopez has been touted as a replacement for Begovic but, when asked about Chelsea's apparent interest, the 35-year-old said: "It affects me positively. 

"This kind of news is good for me because it's a recognition of my job. But beyond that I am calm and focus on Espanyol until the 30th of June."

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On the prospect of extending his time in La Liga with Espanyol, the former Real Madrid keeper added: "Hopefully we can prolong out relationship after that.

"Nothing is going to happen until 30 June and from there AC Milan and Espanyol will have to give a step forward but I have repeated what I want. 

"If Espanyol want me they already know my intentions but they will need to reach an agreement [with Milan]. 

"At times, we are a bit selfish but I am honest and I thank the club because they had confidence on me in a difficult moment."

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