Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie says the club are not planning an approach to sign Egyptian striker Amr Zaki in January.
Zaki, who undertook a mixed loan spell at Wigan Athletic last season, has repeatedly been linked with Pompey and was tipped for a move to Fratton Park before the close of the summer transfer window.
Former Pompey owner, and now non-executive chairman, Sulaiman Al Fahim had lined up a deal to bring Zaki to the club and is reported to still want the powerful front man.
The 26-year-old has also claimed that he has spoken to Al Fahim with regard to Pompey making a fresh offer to his current club Zamalek in the New Year.
However, Storrie is unaware of any plans that Al Fahim, who now holds a 10 per cent stake in the club, has to sign Zaki and doubts the player will end up on the South Coast.
"That's news to us, we know nothing about it," Storrie told The News.
"It is nothing to do with us. It seems other people have got involved in all of this.
"It's probably just the player's agent talking again - that's usually the case."