Whether Wilfried Zaha stays or leaves Crystal Palace this summer, it’s been well established that they need a striker.

The centre forward position is one in which they are weak, with Christian Benteke still struggling to find his old form.

CSKA Moscow striker Fyodor Chalov is one they have been linked to, although we covered a report earlier this week that suggested a move was very unlikely to happen.

The potential deal is now completely dead, with Championat speaking to his agent and him confirming that CSKA refused to sell the striker.

“Fedor is one of the most striking football players in Europe, and the increased interest in him is completely justified,” he said.

“Especially from the side of one Premier League club, which made a significant offer, but CSKA refused to sell the player.

“CSKA’s position is completely understandable – they have serious goals, and Fedor is the most important player for them. We will follow the development of events and are sure that in any case, Fedor has a great future.”

Championat confirm that Crystal Palace made two offers for Chalov, but they were rejected. The newspaper believes that CSKA would have sold for €30m, so presumably, Palace never met that asking price.

This deal looks completely dead at this moment in time, and with barely any time left in the transfer window, it seems unlikely that Chalov will be on his way to Selhurst Park this summer.