Galatasaray have held talks with Alvaro Negredo according to the Turkish Super Lig club's sporting director Cenk Ergun.
However, Ergun told reporters after Friday's 2-0 win over Osmanlispor that Negredo figures in Galatasaray's plans after a season when the 20-time Turkish champions have failed to reach the Champions League for a second year in succession.
"Yes we held talks with Alvaro Negredo but revealing too much information harms us," he said.
"These types of players are highly regarded. It is important to announce such moves when it's time."
Ergun also refused to rule out a return to Istanbul for Jason Denayer, who spent a year on loan with Gala from Manchester City in 2015-16.
Asked whether Galatasary would bring Deneyer back, Ergun replied: "We might."