Javier Saviola’s agent has denied reports claiming his client was set to move from Barcelona for Real Madrid.
Reports in the Spanish press earlier this week suggested Real were lining up a move for the Argentinian striker who will be avilable on a free transfer in the summer.
However, the player’s representative Diego Queiruga has moved to quash the rumours.
“Javier Saviola has not signed with Real Madrid. That is assured,” Queiruga told Sport.
“This was a simple link to sell more papers.”
Saviola also moved to play down the speculation.
“I am a Barcelona player and my mission is to help the team fight for the Liga and Copa del Rey titles.”
Spanish Television channel TV3 suggests that Barcelona are on the verge of offering Saviola a lucrative new deal in a bid to persuade him to stay at Camp Nou.