While Real Madrid are continuing to offload players this week, one departure that is not expected is that of striker Mariano Diaz despite interest from Monaco, Goal has learned.Thursday brought confirmation midfielder Dani Ceballos has joined Arsenal on a season-long loan, while Jesus Vallejo is close to joining Wolves on a temporary deal, and reports continue to link Jorge Mendes with negotiating James Rodriguez’s exit to Napoli.It might be expected Mariano would follow, given he has not featured in either of the club’s first two pre-season matches, against Bayern Munich and Arsenal respectively. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? His lack of appearances were a message of what to expect this season, where playing time is likely to be scarce behind Karim Benzema and new €60 million (£54m/$67m) signing Luka Jovic.Furthermore, as the Gareth Bale situation has shown, head coach Zinedine Zidane will not bend on using players who are not in his plans for the season.Yet, Mariano remains determined to stick his original plan for the summer which dates back to the end of the season – staying at Real Madrid.The 25-year-old striker believes he still can succeed at the club, even despite the Jovic signing and Madrid theoretically giving his No.7 shirt to big-money signing Eden Hazard, though the club have not asked Mariano to surrender his number.Injuries have been a major factor in Mariano’s struggles to establish himself at Madrid as he scored just three goals in 13 La Liga appearances last season.But he does not want those fitness issues, which he believes are behind him, to ruin his dream of success at the capital club, and feels he is closer to the form he showed with Lyon in 2017-18, when he scored 18 goals and added four assists with Lyon.And another Ligue 1 side, Monaco, have been interested in bringing the striker back to France, even before the recent issues in their attempted transfer of AC Milan’s Andre Silva.Indeed, Mariano has multiple suitors, as many clubs, including Real Betis, have inquired about his availability over recent months.But they have all found a player who wants to continue at Madrid and, at the current time, is unwilling to move on and end his second stint with Los Blancos.