Diego Simeone has refused to comment on whether full-back Theo Hernandez could switch to city rivals Real Madrid this summer.
A report in Marca on Tuesday reported Los Blancos would trigger the €24m release clause in the 19-year-old’s contract at Vicente Calderon, with Wednesday’s front page of the paper noting Zinedine Zidane had given the current Alaves loanee ‘his blessing’.
"I always wish our players the best," Simeone said after his side beat Real Sociedad 1-0 on Tuesday.
"When the season is over, we will start to get into those type of things. I spoke with Theo a month or so ago. We know what we said to each other.
“I am very happy with everything he is doing, like Saul's season at Rayo Vallecano he is growing as a player. And these questions are for [Andrea] Berta, [Jose Luis] Caminero, [Enrique] Cerezo and others at the club."