Real Madrid respond to rumours that they could join the Premier League

Florentino Perez and Josep Bartomeu-Barcelona-Real Madrid

Real Madrid have rubbished reports that they are attempting to join the Premier League.

There were rumours earlier today that the La Liga giants are attempting to break away from the Spanish league and compete in English football.

Real Madrid are currently involved in a spat with the Spanish football authorities and Mundo Deportivo are claiming that they could withdraw from the domestic competition and join another top-flight competition elsewhere in Europe.

Real Madrid and Barcelona are unhappy with La Liga chief Javier Tebas because of his decision to go ahead with a deal with CVC. The deal will bring a £2.3 million investment into La Liga and the money is set to be distributed amongst the clubs.

The two Spanish giants are unwilling to commit to the agreement between the Spanish league authorities and the private equity firm which will see the investors control the revenues of the competition for the next 50 years.

The Spanish club have now released an official statement claiming that the information is completely false, absurd and impossible.

The official statement read: “Given the information published today by the newspaper Mundo Deportivo, in which it says that our club studied the possibility of moving from La Liga to the Premier League, Real Madrid wants to assert that this information is completely false, absurd and impossible and it only intends to disturb, once more, the day to day of our club”.

La Liga’s salary cap has also been a major problem for the two Spanish giants. Barcelona have had to pay a heavy price recently.

The Catalan giants had to let their greatest ever player, Lionel Messi, leave the club because of the salary regulations. They were not allowed to renew his contract despite having an agreement in place with the player.