The former Valencia man insists he has spoken to the club and boss Jose Mourinho about the matter and has been assured he still has a major part to play at Stamford Bridge.
“I’m relaxed about all the talk regarding my future. I’ve spoken to the both the club and the Coach and they told me I was important to them. That was good to hear,” he told Chelsea’s official website.
The Spanish international has spent little time training with new boss Mourinho in pre-season after his exertions in the Confederations Cup, yet he feels there are already plenty of reasons to be optimistic before the start of the new campaign.
“We are eager to start the season with him and are very excited about it. Jose did a great job here a few years ago and I think we can do it again.
“It’s great. Everyone wants to feel important. I’m very happy and enjoying training under the new Coach, so I hope to improve on the last two seasons.”
“No, I never spoke to anyone from Roma, nor have they contacted me to start negotiations,” Karim Djaziri told Radio Manà Manà.
“It is pure fantasy. Roma are a great club, but how would it be possible for Karim to leave a club like Real Madrid?
“These are just transfer rumours. Karim is happy to play for the Blancos and will remain in Spain.”
Reports in Spain suggest that Malaga are refusing to give up in their pursuit of Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner.
The Danish international has spent the past two seasons on loan at Sunderland and Juventus respectively, with the Costa del Sol outfit involved in negotiations to bring him to La Rosaleda last month.
However, talks broke down as the Andalusians refused to bow to the player’s high wage demands.
Nonetheless, they have now rekindled their interest in the 25-year-old and may be prepared to sacrifice right-back and captain Jesus Gamez to get their man.
Reports in Spain claim Arsenal have already checked out 28-year-old Gamez and, with Malaga desperate to add some much-needed firepower to their attack, they could offer him in part-exchange to land Bendtner.
Real Betis President Miguel Guillen has conceded that the club are on the verge of bringing in a new midfielder, although he was coy in divulging any more information.
“We're on it,” he told reporters. “The sports management side are continuing to work.
“I cannot say when he will arrive because that does not depend on us.
“Negotiations are progressing. In a few days there may be news.”