Manuel Pellegrini has told Arjen Robben his place is safe at Real Madrid.

After a summer of uncertainty, where Robben was linked with a return to England at Liverpool and Manchester City, plus a move to Inter Milan, the Dutchman has been assured he is now part of Real's squad for the new season.

Marca says Pellegrini held talks with Robben this week to inform the winger that he was in his plans.