Real Madrid have issued an official club statement to deny reports that they have lodged a bid for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar.
A report on Spanish TV station TVE on Monday alleged the European champions had submitted an offer in the region of €310m for the Brazil international.
“The information issued tonight by TVE is outright false,” read the official Madrid statement.
“Real Madrid has not made any kind of offer to PSG or the player.
“Real Madrid is surprised that Spanish public television has been able to broadcast absolutely false information without anyone contacting any of the parties to contrast the alleged information that could easily have been denied.”
Neymar scored 28 goals in 30 matches across all competitions for the Parisian club after joining from Barcelona in a world record €222m deal last summer.
The 26-year-old helped his nation into the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with a 2-0 win over Mexico, in which he netted his second goal of the tournament.