Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa has extended his contract with the Spanish side for a further three years, keeping him to the club until 2018.
His performances had attracted attention from clubs around Europe with Liverpool reportedly trying to activate the buy-out clause in his previous contract with a bid in the region of €24.5 million (£21 million) last week.
However, the 24-year-old insisted that he is delighted to have extended his deal with Atleti.
“I am very happy with this deal after fighting for a long time to win the affection of the fans, my team-mates and people inside the club,” he told the club’s website. “It is a very special moment and I am very happy here.
Costa is expected to have an even more prominent role this season as Atletico return to UEFA Champions League action after a four-year absence without their top-scorer for the past two seasons Radamel Falcao, who joined Monaco for €60 million back in June.
Atletico get their La Liga campaign underway on Sunday night when they travel to face a new-look Sevilla side.