Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has admitted an interest in signing Valencia striker David Villa – although, only if the price is right.
Real were linked with a move for the Spain international earlier this month, although they released an official statement denying they were interested.
“Any executive or professional never closes the doors to anything,” Calderon said when asked about Villa by Canal 9.
“I suppose that a general director of a bank never says that he would never go to another bank if he had a good offer.”
If they do go for Villa though, Calderon insists they will not be spending €150 million which is reportedly the buy-out clause on the striker’s contract with Valencia.
“With Ramon Calderon as president of this club, we will never pay (€150 million) for a player,” said Calderon.
“What we don’t do, we haven’t done, or will do is for any management to bring in Villa or any other player without the knowledge of their president,” he added. “I personally have called the Valencia president (Juan Soler) to tell him that it (the recent rumors about Villa) is not true.”