Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has never been one to mince his words, so football fans were excited to hear what the recently re-elected businessman had to say about Cristiano Ronaldo's current status at the club.
The Portuguese talisman is apparently furious about allegations of tax fraud in Spain, and is adamant about a move away from Madrid.
And now, after an uncharacteristic period of silence, Perez has spoken about the growing speculation (and he's a bit confused):
"Cristiano has a contract and he is a Real Madrid player," Perez told Onda Cero.
"I have not talked with Cristiano but they tell me has been treated badly in this country. I have found everything out through the newspapers."
"The last time that I talked with Cristiano was in Cardiff, after the game. What happened with the tax authorities was after the game.
"Life throws up unexpected situations but one has to take them on and find a solution."
The 70-year-old, who ushered in the Galacticos squad of the early 2000s, says there have been no formal approaches for the €1 billion-rated player.
"The clause for Cristiano is €1bn. We have not had an offer for Cristiano," he said.
"The Sheikh at PSG is a friend of mine and he hasn't called me nor have we talked.
"This is all very strange. Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening."
Well there you go: €1 billion euros. If every Premier League club reaches under the settee cushions, we might be looking at our first time-share footballer. It'd be worth it, to be fair.