Reports later on Tuesday suggested that Real Madrid were willing to pay Gayà's buyout clause next summer to complete a move away from Valencia CF. After COPE's initial report, Marca had the exact same story on their cover, implying that Real Madrid were indeed interested in signing the young left-back.
However, Managing Madrid were able to speak with Gayà's agent, who claimed the following.
We are not aware of Real Madrid's interest. Now, we are involved in the process of signing a contract extension with Valencia.
He also confirmed that Gayà's buyout clause is €18 million, although that number would obviously be increased if Valencia manage to get that extension done. When asked about Real Madrid's hypothetical execution of the buyout clause, here's what Gayà's agent said.
We cannot deal with suppositions here. If Real Madrid want to sign the player they must speak with Valencia first, and we are not aware of whether this has happened or not.
This is what Gayà's agent should say. It's quite obvious that he did not want to speculate and feed the rumors. One way or another, if Gayà finally signs an extension, it will not be easy for Real Madrid to sign the player.