Almeria striker Alvaro Negredo says he's yet to hear from Real Madrid about the possibility of a return this summer.

"Madrid has not called me about returning," said Negredo. "They have an option for this year and next, and know the spirit of the agreement signed with Almeria. I prefer to stay on the sidelines in this matter.

"I have four more years on my contract at Almeria and I'm very comfortable there, but I know that other clubs have asked about me and that is a compliment."

Almeria insist Real can only buy back Negredo if they intend to keep the striker - and not sell him on.