The reports late on Friday suggested the seven time world champion, already confirmed to be having “moments of consciousness and awakening”, had woken up and recognised his wife.
The reports said the great 45-year-old’s manager Sabine Kehm had confirmed the news to German television RTL.
“Sorry, but those rumours from Spain are apparently not true,” Nicola Pohl, a respected correspondent for the major German daily Bild, said.
“Kehm just texted me (saying) she hadn’t confirmed anything to RTL,” she added. (GMM)