Spanish forward Pau Gasol, who has been linked to a move to the Minnesota Timberwolves, said Monday he wants to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers for “as many years as I can”.

“My desire is to stay with the Lakers. I don’t have control over it but I want to stay with the Lakers for as many years as I can to be able to remain eligible for the maximum possible championships.” Gasol told reporters from Alicante, Spain.
Gasol has been the subject of increased trade rumors in recent days, most notably in a deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves that would bring him back together with fellow Spaniard, Ricky Rubio.