River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo has insisted he is not concerned about striker Rafael Santos Borre’s future despite constant links to Crystal Palace.

The Colombian striker has been in fine form this season, with 13 goals and two assists in 21 games so far.

That has sparked speculation about his future, with several reports in the January transfer window suggesting he could be on his way to the Premier League.

Crystal Palace were named among his suitors, but ultimately a move never happened, with Santos Borre instead staying in Argentina.

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That did not bring an end to the rumours, however, with Crystal Palace still linked amid reports that they could sign him for less than his €30m release clause.

A move to Selhurst Park was recently dismissed as unlikely as it was not an attractive destination for the player.

And now his manager has seemingly backed that up, insisting he is not worried about the 24-year-old’s future.

“Those issues today are those that worry me the least, we were talking about a much more complex situation, see where we are going,” he told Radio La Red, relayed by AS Colombia.

“Within this concern is also that any footballer, not only Rafa Borré but anyone who has the possibility of going to an alternative market, not even first-level, will think about it.

“His situation is not something that concerns me mainly, but that of many local soccer players.”