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The president of Palmeiras dismissed claims that Jorge Valdivia could be sold, after an investor claimed that he had interest from overseas...

Palmeiras have affirmed that Chilean playmaker Jorge Valdivia is not for sale, after speculation at the start of the week linked the star with a move away from Brazil.

'El Mago' has had a fiery relationship with Palmeiras' directors and also coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, with the outspoken player publicly criticising the club's administration on more than one occasion.

Valdivia has also struggled with his fitness since returning to the Verdao after the World Cup, but club president Arnaldo Tirone guaranteed they weren't looking for a sale.

"We don't have anything, nothing concrete has arrived to us concerning Valdivia. I am not interested in selling him," the chief told Lance on Thursday morning.

Tirone was forced to respond after Osorio Furlan Junior, the investor who owns 36 per cent of the Chilean's playing rights, claimed that he could be close to leaving the Brazilians, and that there was a club in Germany and one in Qatar, both unnamed, who were interested in a deal.

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