Palmeiras vice-president Roberto Frizzo has confirmed that Kleber will never represent the club again following a well-publicised row with coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, Terra reports.
The 28-year-old striker had become club captain before having a string of problems with Scolari, and although he is still under contract until 2015, Frizzo's statement suggests there is no way back for the former Dynamo Kiev man at Estadio Palestra Italia.
"He declared that he longer wants to play for Palmeiras. Therefore, from this moment, the club has no more interest in him. The club takes the same position," said Frizzo.
Cruzeiro president Gilvan de Pinho Tavares has remained tight-lipped on rumours that his club would be interested in resigning Kleber, whom they co-own with Palmeiras.
"We have not spoken yet. Cruzeiro have not decided anything about that. Kleber is 50 per cent ours and 50 per cent Palmeiras'. So evidently, we will have to listen to Palmeiras. We have not yet discussed our plans for next season," Pinho told Globoesporte.
One side who have expressed an interest in Kleber are league leaders Corinthians, with club president Andres Sanchez telling ESPN Brazil: "Kleber is of interest to all clubs. He's a spectacular player, but he has a contract. Wanting him is one thing, bringing him is another."
Palmeiras sit in eighth position in the league, 10 points behind Corinthians.