Toulouse deny receiving Machado offers

Toulouse have rejected claims made by their want-away Portuguese midfielder Paulo Machado that they have rejected bids for him from other clubs.

"Following the interviews by Paulo Machado and his agent, president Olivier Sadran would like to clarify that TFC have not received a single transfer offer for this player," read a statement published on the Toulouse website.

Machado wishes to leave Toulouse in order to boost his chances of being named in Portugal's squad for UEFA EURO 2012.

The 25-year-old had claimed, via his agent, that Sadran had told him he could leave the club during the January transfer window, only to change his mind.

Machado, who joined Toulouse from Saint-Etienne in the summer of 2009, has made only 15 appearances this season, scoring three goals.

Earlier this campaign, he was dropped from the first-team squad for ten days as a punishment for leaving the stadium early after being substituted at half-time of a match against Nancy in September.