The recent rumours linking Flamengo striker Pedro with a move to Chelsea are still making some noise in the Brazilian media.

The story even became a subject at the club’s press conference on Monday evening, as vice-president Marcos Braz was asked to speak about the potential attempt from the Blues.

Quoted by ESPN Brasil, the Flamengo chief made it very clear he’s unaware of Chelsea’s interest in Pedro.

“At no point in this window have we had any requests from Pedro, either from the player or his agent. I’m not aware of this information from Chelsea. There’s been absolutely nothing from us. The strong window is the one in the middle of the year, this one is a complementary one. There was nothing for Pedro, neither official nor unofficial,” said Marcos Braz.

Flamengo director Bruno Spindel also confirmed that no bids arrived for the striker.

“It’s natural, if the team is progressing, that there will be an offer for the player. The proposals will be natural, when Flamengo is notified, we will respond.”

Chelsea’s interest in Pedro was first reported at the weekend. It didn’t take long for his staff to claim they were unaware of the Blues’ interest, with reports from Brazil claiming Flamengo would demand at least €25m to let him go.

Pedro has five goals in five appearances for the Rio de Janeiro side this season, but since he’s turning 27 this summer, we wonder whether the London side would invest that much money in a player of his age, especially because he’s unproven in European football. That’s something we’ll see when the summer window arrives.