La Liga side Getafe have claimed that Crystal Palace tried to 'pull their trousers down', after the Eagles' deadline day pursuit of their goalkeeper Vicente Guaita ended in disaster - with Londoners failing to get the deal across the line.
As reported by the Independent, Guaita - who is something of an underrated star in Spain - is able to leave Getafe at the end of the season on a free transfer under the Bosman ruling.
His expiring contract is believed to have prompted Palace to make a low-ball offer for the 31-year-old, which was immediately rejected by the Madrid-based side, who would rather lose the player for nothing rather than accept the apparently insulting offer.
A Getafe club official aired their grievances on local radio, claiming that the Premier League strugglers had attempted to "pull their trousers down" by essentially offering the choice of accepting a low offer for their goalkeeper or losing his services for no money in the summer.
Palace are in dire need of a new goalkeeper, with their current number one Wayne Hennessy struggling to overcome injury troubles, and 38-year-old back-up choice Julian Speroni approaching the end of his career.
The Eagles will now have to wait until the end of the season to sign a new keeper, but they did manager to sign a much-needed striker on deadline day.