Palmeiras boss Abel Ferreira has ruled out any interest in signing of free agent Diego Costa.
The Portuguese coach denied all the rumors linking
and said that there has been no negotiation to sign the ex-Atletico Madrid
The Spanish striker has been searching for a new club since leaving Atletico back in December, but he has not found his next destination yet amid interest from several clubs.
are currently engaged in talks to sign Costa, the Portuguese manager told ESPN
: "I noticed that the names, when they come from Europe, are soon linked to Palmeiras. What I can guarantee is there is absolutely no negotiation with this player. Absolutely none!
"Now, I look for center forwards like I look for goalkeepers. It is a very specific position and we have three center forwards, like we have three goalkeepers.
"I noticed that Palmeiras have become propaganda. Often for agents and players, they add the name Palmeiras because it's like a trap. Dip your line in the sea and you usually catch a fish. To be clear: our plans for next season were finished up a while ago and delivered to the directors."