Last Updated: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 13:30
Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish says they have no intention of pipping Celtic to Vitoria Guimaraes striker Amido Balde.
Reports had suggested Palace were interested in the 22-year-old Guinea-Bissau-born former Portugal youth international, who arrived in Glasgow on Monday ahead of talks over a proposed move to Parkhead.
However Parish says there has been no contact with the Portuguese club and they will not attempt to hijack Celtic's bid.
"We haven't made an offer," Parish told the Croydon Advertiser. "It is a total fabrication and we have never heard of him or spoken to his representatives."
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