Alaves feel they have been disrespected on not being informed of reports loanee full-back Theo Hernandez has passed a medical for Real Madrid.
Club president Josean Querejeta was responding to reports in Marca and AS that the 19-year-old French defender had completed a deal to the Bernabeu from cross-city rivals Atletico, on his day off from the Basques training.
"We did not have any idea what was happening, we just learned via the media that he had done a medical," Querejeta told Onda Cero’s El Transistor’s show.
"We have a good personal and club relationship [with Real Madrid], so we were a bit surprised.
"We know the player belongs to Atletico Madrid so we were surprised he would do tests for another club without anyone telling us when he is with our club at the moment.
“We only hear rumours in the media, nobody, not Atletico, nor Madrid, nor Barcelona, have spoken to us about him."