Melbourne City refused to be drawn into reports linking star forward Bruno Fornaroli with a return to Uruguay.
Montevideo-based outfit Nacional are in the market for a new striker after Ivan Alonso was sold to River Plate on Tuesday.
Fornaroli has been in stunning form since signing for City last August and leads the A-League scoring charts with 14 goals in 17 appearances.
Media reports suggested Nacional have been in contact with Fornaroli and his representative in the hope of bringing the 28-year-old back to his home country.
However, when contacted, City refused to comment on the situation.
“The club does not comment on media speculation,” a City spokesperson told Omnisport.
Nacional are also reported to be interested in Liverpool Montevideo forward Junior Arias.