Atlético Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has denied reports that Edinson Cavani is close to joining the club.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has been heavily linked with a move to the Spanish capital this month.
The 32-year-old is out of contract at the Parc des Princes this summer and Atleti are already said to have a personal agreement with him and are aiming to sign PSG’s all-time top scorer in January.
“There is absolutely nothing with the player,” Cerezo said in an interview on Spanish radio station Onda Cero.
“We need to score goals and we have great goalscorer, but what we are missing now is a bit of luck and we are not taking our chances. Transfers are always complicated but at the moment there is nothing.”
The agent and brother of Cavani is in Madrid, drawing up the details of the contract, according to Marca.
Despite the wishes of Atlético and Cavani for the move to go ahead, its completion still hinges on PSG. Atlético have offered €10m plus variables which was turned down, and reportedly are willing to offer €15m. The Ligue 1 champions have placed a €30m price tag on the soon-to-be 33-year-old.