Rubin Kazan striker Salomon Rondon has cooled talk of interest from Manchester City.

Rondon played under City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Malaga before leaving the Spanish club for Rubin 12 months ago.

"The press sometimes come to conclusions from sources that nobody knows," the 23-year-old told EFE.

"The truth is that I have no formal knowledge about any of those clubs.

"Yes, we read and hear things in the press, it's talked about that there is possible interest, but until something is made formal, or there is something concrete, I can't tell you anything."