Highly-rated Getafe midfielder Ruben De la Red says he has not made up his mind about his future plans, despite interest from Liverpool.
De la Red has impressed for Getafe since his move from Real Madrid in August 2007 and the 22-year-old earned a call-up to the Spain squad for their 1-0 friendly win over Italy on Wednesday.
De la Red is believed to have impressed Rafa Benitez, with reports claiming the Liverpool manager sees him as a possible replacement for Xabi Alonso, who has fallen out of favour at Anfield this season.
However, De la Red insists he has heard nothing about a summer move to England.
“I have not spoken with any directors of any English clubs,” De la Red told Skysports when quizzed about interest from Liverpool.
De la Red hinted that he could return to Real who have after an option to re-buy within two years for €4.5m.
“In the last summer I had contact with Real Madrid but was rejected and I am in Getafe and happy with my work,” De la Red added.
“I do not want to decide directly because Real have the option until the end of season for the re-purchase.
“I am satisfied with how things are at Getafe. This subject (a transfer) is on standby until June.”
De la Red’s agent, Manuel Garcia Quilon, has also confirmed that the player could leave Getafe at the end of the season.
“The deal corresponding to Real Madrid says that if they pay €4.5m then the player could return to Real,” said Quilon – who is also the agent of Benitez. “But we could also enter into another operation.”