Juventus midfielder Mohamed Sissoko is flattered by interest from Real Madrid but claims he is happy with the Turin side.
The former Liverpool man has been linked with a move to the Bernabeu as coach Jose Mourinho seeks a midfield enforcer, with Lassana Diarra having been tipped to leave the Spanish capital.
"All I know about it is from the press. It makes me happy that a club like Real Madrid want me,'' Sissoko told Spanish newspaper Marca.
"It's fantastic, but I still have two years on my contract at Juventus - a club I have great respect for. I'm flattered by the interest from Madrid, but I'm a Juventus player.''
Sissoko played with Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso at Liverpool and has fond memories of partnering the Spain star during his Anfield days.
"It was a special time,'' he said. "Playing with Xabi is simple because he's a great player. I played really well alongside him and we had a good relationship in the dressing room - he's a great person.''
Sissoko has already played in Spain, with Valencia, but the Mali midfielder believes he has since improved as a player.
"I'm a better player than I was at Valencia,'' he said. "I'm much more complete and experienced. I was 17 when I arrived in Valencia and now I'm much better after having played in England and Italy.''