Florentino Perez has indicated that negotiations for Gonzalo Higuain’s sale this summer have yet to begin.
The Argentine has been strongly linked with a move to Juventus and on the last day of the season confirmed his desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu after seven years.
However, Madrid’s President has assessed the situation as it stands at the moment and indicated that a sale is not so imminent.
“We have never received an offer for him and he has never told me that he wants to leave,” Perez told Punto Pelota this week.
“It is not easy to leave if your club don’t want to let you go. However, Juventus are a team who we have a friendship with.
“If they are interested then we can talk. I’ll speak with the player on Sunday and then we’ll make a decision.
“If he does leave then it won’t be for economical reasons.”
Reports in Italy have it that the player will be the subject of negotiations between Madrid and Juve in a meeting set for June 9.