Spanish footballer Gerard Pique has denied playing a part in Shakira's split from her partener of eleven years, Antonio De La Rua.
The Barcelona player, 23, has been repeatedly linked to the 'She Wolf' star with reports that the pair spent a night in a hotel together and also spent a weekend in the Spanish countryside in each others company.
Pique, who used to play for Manchester United, has denied any such rumours however, stating: "We're just friends. There's nothing more to it. I don't know anything about the break-up.
'"You lot have just told me about it. We're just friends and that's that."
Shakira announced the split between her and Antonio this week, the pair have dated for eleven years. He will continue to act as her agent.