Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon insists Ruud van Nistelrooy will be handed a new contract next month.
"Ruud, how are you? You should not worry about anything about your contract renewal," said Calderon. "You have my commitment that after you return from Christmas holidays we are going to renew you. We will do it in January.
"We are very pleased with your attitude and your form and you deserve to be renewed by Real Madrid."
Van Nistelrooy replied: "Thank-you, president. We will speak in January."