Karim Benzema claims he has seen no evidence of the supposed "sadness" that has gripped Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo sparked frenzied speculation over his state of mind last week when he failed to celebrate his two goals in a 3-0 win over Granada .
The former Manchester United forward claimed post-match that he was "a little sad", but declined to offer any further explanation.
The revelation gave way to a slew of media stories speculating on the cause of Ronaldo's unhappiness, but France international Benzema insists that his team-mate is not cutting a dejected figure around the club.
"I don't know why Ronaldo is sulking," Benzema told a press conference. "I haven't really followed the story but I haven't seen him unhappy."
The Spanish media were quick to suggest that Ronaldo, who has scored 150 goals in 149 matches for Madrid, was eager to leave the Bernabeu, with free-spending Paris St Germain mooted as a possible destination.
Other reports suggest he had...