Martin Schoots has told Tottenham Hotspur to forget about talks over a new contract for Christian Eriksen until the end of the season amid rumours that the Dane is a target for Real Madrid.
His current deal runs until 2020 and unless Spurs can agree an extension with the playmaker in 2019, he will be able to negotiate with foreign clubs from the start of January, 2020.
Across north London, Aaron Ramsey recently agreed a free transfer to join Juventus in the summer once his contract with Arsenal expires at the end of the season.
Eriksen is one of the most important players in Mauricio Pochettino's team. He plays the role of the primary playmaker but also works hard off the ball.
That has caught the eye of Europe's top clubs, with the 27-year-old eyed as a player who would upgrade the midfield options of most managers in the game.
However, that is not to say that Spurs stand not chance of keeping their cheif creator.
With Pochettino having guided the club into the Premier League title race, and a 3-0 lead over Borussia Dortmund in their Champions League round of 16 tie, games are coming thick and fast for the Denmark international.
According to his representative, the midfielder wants leave discussions over his future to the summer while he works hard on maintaining his form.
"Christian only wants to focus himself on football," Schoots told ESPN .
"Besides his technical, tactical and athletic skills, also this attitude has contributed over the years to his impressive transformation from world class talent to world class player.
"At this moment I would prefer not to join the speculations about contracts and transfers."