Kate and Gerry McCann could find out on Monday if they are to be formally cleared of involvement in their daughter Madeleine’s disappearance.
Portugal’s attorney-general has said he will announce a “solution” to the investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Fernando Pinto Monteiro’s comments also fuelled speculation that the case could finally be drawing to a close.
Mr Pinto Monteiro said in Lisbon yesterday: “The ‘Maddie Case’ will have a solution on Monday and you will hear of it.”
Reports in Portugal suggested he would announce whether the case would be closed, charges would be brought or the police would be asked to undertake further inquiries.
The McCanns’ spokesman, Clarence Mitchell, said the family, whose daughter went missing from their holiday apartment on May 3 last year, had not been contacted by the Portuguese authorities.
“We’ve heard nothing official and our lawyers have heard nothing official,” he said.
“It may well be true, but we can’t comment because we haven’t heard. We’re not going to prejudice anything.”