Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez says he knows nothing of potential interest from Barcelona, and is currently focused on helping Spain win the European Under-21 Championship.
While Saul has scored in both his starts for La Rojita in this summer's tournament in Poland, his name has continued to feature in transfer speculation back at home, with outlets in both Madrid and Barcelona saying the Blaugrana could be set to trigger his €80 million release clause.
Florentino Perez denies Real Madrid ever had an agreement with rivals Atletico Madrid not to sign their senior players.
Madrid are set to complete the signing of Theo Hernandez from Atletico this summer with some reports claiming they broke a pact between the two clubs by going after the left-back, who spent last season on loan at Alaves.
However, Madrid president Perez says the verbal agreement only includes youth players and that either side is free to speak to the other about potential signings.