By FOX Sports staff
The Brazilian joined the Bavarian outfit from Genoa back in 2011 and although he enjoyed plenty of game time in his first season at the club, he struggled to force his way into the starting XI last term and made just 17 appearances in all competition.
But while his lack of first-team action has seen him linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena, Rafinha insists he is happy to stay at Bayern and is keen on playing under incoming coach Pep Guardiola, who takes over from Jupp Heynckes at the start of the new campaign.
"Dear friends, I want to make it clear that at no time did I say I want to leave Bayern. I want to stay," he said on Twitter.
"The board made it clear to me that they want to keep me at Bayern."
Earlier in the week, Schalke were said to have claimed they were confident of luring Rafinha back to the Veltins-Arena, where he spent five years at from 2005 to 2010.