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Drenthe seeks court action over Real move

Feyenoord starlet Royston Drenthe is reportedly ready to take his club to the court of arbitration over his potential move to Real Madrid.

The Dutch U21 defender has made it clear that he wants to move to the Spanish champions, although the club insist that he will only be allowed to leave if they receive a high enough offer.

Drenthe has enlisted the help of lawyer Harro Knijff, who supported Ronald and Frank de Boer when they had a similar case against Ajax in 1998, in order to push the move through.

'I can confirm that I am busy preparing the request for an arbitration case,' Knijff told Sportweek magazine.

However, Feyenoord's general manager Peter Vogelzang has expressed his disappointment at Drenthe's stance.

'We regret that things are turning towards this,' Vogelzang told the club's official website.

'We have made our standpoint public a few times already and nothing has changed in that: Feyenoord doesn't want to see Royston Drenthe go to another club.

'Our intention is to keep him at the club for at least one more year and if possible longer. We did not extend and renew his contract in April until the summer of 2011 for nothing.

'Feyenoord only wants to sell Drenthe if we get an offer that is as high as we think Royston Drenthe is worth to us.'