Reports that Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend, will be moved to a Â£27 million mansion bought by his wife last month in Majorca are not true according to his manager.
Schumacher, 49, sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France on December 29, 2013 and has been cared for at his home in Switzerland since September 2014.
Weekly Swiss magazine L’Illustre reported that Katia Rouarch, who became mayoress of Andratx in June last year, said preparations had been made to welcome the German to the Spanish island.
“I can officially confirm Michael Schumacher will move in to our municipality and that everything is set up here to welcome him," she was quoted as saying. Spanish magazine Marca reported it had also also confirmed the move.
However, the reports were later denied by Schumacher's manger. "The Schumacher family does not plan to move to Majorca," Sabine Kehm said.
She told AFP and other media outlets that earlier reports of the property purchase were true but that it was to be used only as a holiday home by Schumacher's wife, Corinna, and their two adult children.