Inter Milan's director of football appears to pour cold water on Crystal Palace Eder reports

Italy's forward Citadin Martins Eder (C) vies for the ball with with Germany's midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (L) and Germany's defender Mats Hummels during the Euro 2016 quarter-final...

Walter Sabatini was asked about speculation linking Eder with a move to Crystal Palace.

Eder Citadin Martins of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates his goal during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Torino FC at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on November 5, 2017 in Milan,...

It is being widely reported that Crystal Palace are in talks to sign Inter Milan striker Eder.

Sky Sports made the claim earlier on Monday and it has since been echoed by publications such as the Daily Mail, which referenced a proposed fee of £8.5 million.

When asked about the speculation, however, Inter director of football Walter Sabatini appeared to suggest that no such talks have taken place.

"I can tell you I don’t know any emissaries," Sabatini told Sport Italia on Monday evening.

Palace are desperately short of available strikers, with Connor Wickham continuing to battle his way back from a long-term lay-off.

Meanwhile, their other prominent centre forward Christian Benteke, has scored once in 18 matches this season.

Crystal Palace's Zaire-born Belgian striker Christian Benteke reacts after missing a shot on goal during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Crystal...

That's as many as Eder has scored for Inter, although each of his 16 league outings have arrived from the bench.

The Brazil-born 31-year-old, who has 26 caps for Italy, can also play on the left of a central striker.

Crystal Palace completed the signing of Swedish midfielder Erdal Rakip earlier on Monday.

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