Bayern Munich insist they have no intention of launching a January raid for Schalke keeper Manuel Neuer.
The Bundesliga giants were reported to be keen on the highly-rated shot-stopper over the summer as they look to solve a keeping conundrum at the Allianz Arena.
Neuer was regarded as the obvious choice for Bayern, having recently broken into the senior Germany fold.
With Schalke also experiencing financial troubles at present it was understood that they could be persuaded to do business.
However, Bayern's director of sport Christian Nerlinger has distanced his club from an approach for Neuer, now or during the winter transfer window.
"Manuel Neuer is not on our wish list," he told Ruhr Nachrichten.
"Even this winter we will not be making any attempt to sign him."
While Bayern have ruled out an approach for Neuer, Schalke manager Felix Magath has warned the club's supporters to expect imminent sales.
The Gelsenkirchen-based side are said to be looking to bridge a £15million financial shortfall, and may be forced to sell their top stars in an effort to raise much-needed funds.
"We are going to arrange a programme of refinancing and savings, we need to have a look at everything," Magath told Bild am Sonntag.
"We may need to sell a few. It is possible we may need to sell a key player, but only if we get to January and are not in a position to challenge for Europe."