Borussia Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc has dismissed claims that his side are lining up a swoop for Internacional forward Andres D'Alessandro.
The Argentine claimed that he was negotiating a deal with the German club, saying that Dortmund representatives had met with him in Brazil.
But Zorc denied having any contact with D'Alessandro and has stated that Dortmund have no intention of bringing the former Wolfsburg player to Signal Iduna Park.
"We have not started to get in touch with the player and we have no intention to get in touch (with him or his representatives)," Zorc told German newspaper Bild.
"I definitely have no idea about the intention of these remarks of Andres D'Alessandro."
D'Alessandro spent a loan spell at Portsmouth in 2006 before leaving for Spain and subsequently South America.
The former River Plate prospect, who made 61 Bundesliga appearances during his time at Wolfsburg, is reportedly available for a fee in the region of £1.7million.