Real Madrid have denied claims of a move for Gremio midfielder Mario Fernandes.

Reports had suggested the capital club were keen to secure the 21-year-old's services next month, with Spanish newspaper Marca claiming a 15million euros bid would be tabled.

However, a Madrid statement read: "Given the information published about a supposed interest of our club to sign the player Mario Fernandes, Real Madrid CF denies that it has been in contact with his club and made an offer for the player's rights."