Giovani dos Santos insists his first-choice is to remain with Barcelona next season.

Chelsea and Manchester City have been strongly linked with a move for Giovani, whose father and agent have irked Barca by continuously asking for more money, but he is not keen to leave.

"It was Barca who opened doors for me and they are still my first option," the 19-year-old said. "It is the media that keep saying that I do not feature in the club's plans, nobody else."