Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain hopes the club will win the race to sign Tottenham playmaker Luka Modric - and insists he will not be heading in the opposite direction as part of the deal.
Madrid are yet to finalise a fee with Tottenham for Modric, but it is believed the midfielder has already agreed personal terms and will sign a four-year deal with Jose Mourinho's side subject to a price being agreed and him passing a medical.
Reports over the past 24 hours have indicated that a deal could happen before the end of the week, with Modric keen on the move despite interest from Chelsea and Manchester United.
And Higuain has admitted to AS that he is keen for the Croatia international to join him at the Bernabeu.
"I saw Modric at Euro 2012 and also at Tottenham," said the Argentine.
"He is a player that the club likes and so do we. I hope it can be wrapped up as soon as possible as that would be best for the team..
The 24-year-old insists he will still be a Real Madrid player next week and has no plans to leave the Spanish capital.
"I do not regret anything I have done here," Higuain added.
I can fulfil my ambitions here and win titles, hopefully this year we will be champions again.
"This year I am able to start work at the beginning of pre-season and I'm really looking forward to it. I feel strong.
"I hope this season is as good as or even better than last year, and that we achieve our individual and collective objectives. I'm as excited as the first day I arrived here.
"I'm well aware of the club I'm at and who I play with. I'm relaxed. The shirt my team-mates gave me at the end of the campaign was not a farewell gift, I asked them to sign it as a memento.
"The affection my team-mates and the fans had for me gave me strength to stay on."