The Mexico international has been linked with Manchester City, where countryman Nery Castillo is quickly establishing himself.

But Dos Santos said: "I cannot avoid rumours emerging about my future, but I live for now and now I am here, which is where I would like to continue next year."

The youngster also had words of support for underfire teammate Ronaldinho.

"I am sure that he will again be No1. We clearly want to help him because we all know that a footballer cannot always be at the top of his game."