"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.