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