Fernando Muslera
Galatasaray firmly deny claims they are in talks with Tottenham over Fernando Muslera Getty

Galatasaray have released an official statement insisting they are not in negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over the sale of goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Reports from Turkish newspaper Spor Alemi have suggested Muslera, 29, had been targeted by the Premier League club ahead of the summer transfer window but the Turkish giants have wasted little time in dismissing the rumours. "No offers have been received from Tottenham Hotspur nor have negotiations taken place for our goalkeeper Fernando Muslera," the statement released via the club's official Twitter account read.

The club have also released a statement regarding their new manager. Mustafa Denizli resigned from his post after just three months in charge on Tuesday 1 March, bringing a premature end to his third spell in charge of the club. Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder Tugay Kerimoğlu was immediately linked with the vacant role but Galatasaray insist he has not been considered. A statement read: "The rumours linking Tugay Kerimoğlu to the managerial job at Galatasaray's football team are false."

Speculation over Muslera's future follows after his club were handed a one-year ban from all European competition, prompting talk they will now struggle to hold onto their more established players. The reigning Turkish champions have been banned after breaking financial fair play rules.

Muslera have been an ever-present figure in the Galatasaray starting XI since joining the club from Lazio in 2011.

Tottenham are in no shortage of goalkeepers with Michel Vorm providing cover for the club's no. 1 Hugo Lloris. 20-year-old Luke McGee would also appear to be in Mauricio Pochettino's thoughts after he signed a new contract with the club in October 2015.

Lloris was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, during the months when David de Gea seemed destined to leave Old Trafford to sign for Real Madrid.