Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Liverpool fans he will not bid for Luis Suarez when the transfer window opens at the end of the year.
The news will come as a further boost to Liverpool supporters who eagerly await the return of their star man after serving a 10-match ban.
'We will not be signing anyone in January,' he said to the club’s members at the Real Madrid annual general meeting on Sunday.
Suarez is set for a fiery return in the Capital One Cup at Manchester United on Wednesday night.
Real sold Gonzalo Higuain this summer without bringing in a replacement.
But Perez made assurances to the club’s young centre-forward Alvaro Morata at the start of the season that no-one would be brought in to block his path to the first team.
He has now reaffirmed that promise and closed the door on any Suarez interest at least until the end of the season. Perez also used the annual meeting to relish in the capture of Gareth Bale.
He said: 'He has come to form part of our spectacular team. He was the image, the face, of the Premier League now he is here with us to help us win titles. We want to win our tenth European Cup and many more trophies.'
Madrid confirmed a record £440million income from last season and members were shown images of Bale signing as the meeting began.
Winger Angel Di Maria has meanwhile criticized the signing. The Argentine said: 'This is a club that always signs players and sometimes they forget just how good the players they already have are.'