Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with some big moves involving the Spanish giants but it is all hokum.
Tottenham Hotpsur fans must be sick of the sight of Don Balon headlines regurgitated in the English press. After all the claims are, more often than not, complete nonsense, and the latest suggests a potential player-plus-cash deal involving Harry Kane and Gareth Bale.
Why Tottenham would exchange their best and most important player for an injury-prone 28-year-old is anyone's guess, and just one of the reasons why the latest claim is just another stretch of the imagination on an increasingly large pile from the Spanish publication.
Kane has a long-term contract at Tottenham, meaning they have full control over his future for at least another three years, after which point is value may start to drop as he nears the end of his current deal.
Of course, he may have signed a new one by then, and whatever happens over the next few years Tottenham are only going to sanction a move for Kane if it is in their best interests.
There are few strikers in the world that can match the Tottenham man's record and he is only expected to get better with time.
Bale's potential return is a romantic notion but he cannot get an injury-free season for love nor money and the minor niggles may only get worse as he heads into his thirties.
The Kane to Madrid rumours will continue for as long as their is an audience - willing or otherwise - but Tottenham hold all the power and this is one deal that makes sense to no one except the Spanish giants.
For that reason, expect Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to treat any such suggestion with the derision it deserves.