Real Madrid have this morning dashed any Tottenham hopes of an optimistic move for Dutch forward Jan-Klass Huntelaar. For the time being anyway.
Huntelaar's agent released a statement staying:
"I have not met Florentino Perez and Jorge Valdano yet, but he is under contract for four years and is part of Real Madrid’s plans,” he told Calcio Mercato.
“We haven’t been told anything by the directors and no meeting has been planned with them.”
He added: “I haven’t been contacted by Roma. No team have asked for Huntelaar and all the rumours come from the press, including in England.”
Now, whether this is a 'come-and-make-us-an-offer' plea, or a genuine 'hands off' warning is not yet known. Although, for the time being the fact is, is that Spurs have not yet made a hopeful bid for Huntelaar and it looks as though that these rumours are as good as false.
Which Madrid player is next up?