SC Internacional are yet to receive an official offer for young Brazilian striker Leandro Damiao, amid speculation he is close to finalising a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Reports in France earlier this month suggested that Damiao, 22, had been spotted at the Parc des Princes after Internacional gave PSG the green light to begin negotiations with the player.
However, a source close to the player has informed the International Business Times UK that the highly-rated Brazil international - who has been linked with both Arsenal and Tottenham in recent months - is unlikely to leave Internacional unless the club receives an offer that triggers his €50m buy-out clause.
"I don't believe that SC Internacional president Giovani] Luigi will let him go for under €25m," the source told IBTimes UK.
"There is nearly no chance that Inter will let him go before the summer, because they need him urgently for the upcoming Copa Libertadores. Only if someone pays the €50m [buy-out clause]."
Damiao has attracted attention from clubs across Europe this season, after scoring 17 goals in just 13 appearances for the Brasileirão side.
In November, a spokesman for the player confirmed Damiao was being monitored by Arsenal and their north London counterparts Tottenham, suggesting both clubs had made offers for the youngster.
But these claims have been refuted by our source, who revealed that while a number of clubs have expressed an interest in the player, he has heard nothing official from either Arsenal or Tottenham.
"In the last 12 months, 20 clubs from all over Europe showed interest and asked for Leandro Damiao. 90 percent of them had [the] complete wrong idea of the price that Inter wants for him," the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added.
"Internacional has a good relationship with Tottenham because of Sandro; of course there was an exchange of a superficial conservation, but nothing else what I know. I know nothing officially from Arsenal."
And the source also rejected reports from French radio station RMC that Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo had already reached a verbal contractual agreement with Internacional over a move for Damiao in January.
"I know only of passing interests, but still nothing like a serious official offer. Paris Saint-Germain could be a hot topic for the summer, because they have the financial resources," he said.
And the young striker confirmed in December that he saw his immediate future at Internacional, saying he was looking forward to the upcoming Copa Libertadores.
"I'll stay as I want to play in the Copa Libertadores. We have done our duty by qualifying," he said in December.
Nevertheless, Damiao's agent Vinicius Prates has confirmed he held unofficial talks with Juventus and Barcelona in the last six months and our source confirmed that, while Damiao remains loyal to Internacional, he would undoubtedly consider a move to Europe should the opportunity arise.
"Leandro Damiao likes a lot his country also he likes his club SC Internacional, where he feels very well," he added.
"If there appears a very good chance for Europe, of course he will think about it. But it's definitely not like [the media reports], that he wants to move away as fast as possible like other players."