The Euro Weekly News has reported that Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, is not looking at property on the Costa del Sol.
The paper reported that the prime ministers press office had “laughed off” the reports that Mr Putin was looking into purchasing a property in the exclusive development of La Zagaleta, in Benahavis.
Spanish gossip website Vanitalis reported earlier this week that the former mayor of Moscow, Yuri Luzhkov, who lives in the urbanisation, had convinced the prime minister to purchase a property in the development he called “my place in the world”. The site further reported that Mr Putin was “keen to snap up” a property in the development, described as “Europe’s most exclusive residential development”.
The press office “rubbished” the reports that appeared across the internet and in at least one English language newspaper saying the prime minister was not looking at buying a property in Marbella, Benahavis or anywhere else on the Costa del Sol.