Gremio have rejected reports in the Brazilian media they are interested in ending Jefferson Farfan’s Al Jazira nightmare.
Farfan, 31, has endured a miserable first season since a €6 million (Dh24.4m) summer move from Schalke 04. The Peru forward is currently sidelined after surgery on an ankle injury last month, previously only scoring twice in nine Arabian Gulf League appearances.
This situation has seen him vulnerable in the January shake-up at the Pride of Abu Dhabi. But one destination which can be ruled out is the Tricolor.
“This player is on a contract in which he receives $4m a year,” sports manager Rui Costa told UOL. “He is injured, but nothing serious. However, there is no negotiation with the athlete.”
Farfan was expected to help Jazira turn last term’s second-placed finish into a title victory.