Real Madrid are playing it smart this summer. Knowing that it is completely forbidden to reach a player on a contract, the club is denying reports about their interest on several players. It happened with Pogba a few weeks back, and it happens now with Marco Verratti.
In the light of the rumours spread by various media outlets concerning an alleged offer on the part of Real Madrid for the player Marco Verratti, the club states:
That Real Madrid have not made any contact with PSG or the player's agent, and therefore these rumours are completely untrue.
What does this mean? Is Verratti still on Real's radar? Real Madrid are only releasing statements for those reports who say they have an agreement with players. Other players like Raheem Sterling or David De Gea have not had their own announcement, meaning that maybe there's real interest by the Spanish club. Only time will tell.