So far, free agency hasn’t brought anything resembling a bidding war for Robinson Cano, and the apparent lack of suitors can’t be the scenario the Yankee second baseman was hoping for.

Yet on Friday a person close to him insisted that Cano is unfazed by the slow start and has been preparing all along for the possibility that it will take months for the process to play out and get him the mega-deal he wants with the Yankees or some other team.

“He’s ready for this to go past Christmas, into January if necessary,” the person said. “He’s been told all along that it could take time for a market to develop for him, and he’s fine with that.”

If that’s true, don’t expect Cano to panic and sign what he would consider a below-market contract with the Yankees just because no team has come forward yet to show interest in paying him the $200 million-$300 million he wants in a deal of seven or more years.

“He wants his money, that’s the bottom line,” the person close to the situation said. “He wants to be a Yankee, but only if he gets the money he wants.”

For that to happen, at least one other team is going to have to get serious about pursuing Cano. Or the second baseman’s new agents, Jay Z and his Roc Nation group, are going to have to prove proficient at convincing the Yankees there is a mystery team lurking in the weeds.

Cano’s former agent, Scott Boras, has long been famous for that tactic, whether such a team actually existed or not. Boras also has a history of making personal appeals to the owner of a team if he is not gaining traction at lower levels, and it remains to be seen how the Jay Z agent team will operate in a similar case.