Tigres dismiss Gignac to Barcelona reports

The Mexican outfit has poured cold water over speculation claiming the Catalan club has made formal contact over a move for the France international striker.

Tigres has dismissed suggestions that Andre-Pierre Gignac is set to leave the club for Barcelona.

The Camp Nou side is believed to be keen on adding some fresh blood to the attack ahead of the 2016-17 campaign, but has so far failed in the search.

Barca was previously linked with Nolito, Luciano Vietto and Kevin Gameiro, but was understood to have turned its attention to Gignac after missing out on the aforementioned trio.

Nevertheless, Tigres are adamant Barcelona has not made a formal approach for the France international.

"Tigres are proud that a club of such international stature shows an interest in one of our players, but there has not been any formal contact regarding Barcelona's interest in Gignac for now," the Mexican side said in a statement on Twitter.

Gignac, 30, joined Tigres from Marseille in June 2015 and helped them to the Liga MX Apertura title in his first season at the club.

His contract with the San Nicolas de los Garza side runs until 2018.