Chelsea have strenuously denied reports that they are looking to replace Petr Cech in the New Year.
Speculation had suggested that the Blues were ready to try a different option between the sticks, with Cech having been their first-choice keeper for the last five years.
The Czech Republic international moved to Stamford Bridge from Rennes in 2004 and has acquired a reputation as one of the finest shot-toppers in the world during his time in England.
However, that has not stopped the rumour mill from suggesting that Carlo Ancelotti is prepared to oust him from his starting XI after a number of indifferent displays.
Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon, CSKA Moscow's Igor Akinfeev and Lyon's Hugo Lloris are all reported to have caught Ancelotti's eye, with January bids touted.
However, with that trio all cup-tied in the UEFA Champions League, and with Cech still only 27-years-old, Chelsea have moved to distance themselves from any such speculation.
"It is absolute rubbish," said a club spokesman when asked about the transfer rumours.
Meanwhile, with Chelsea set to face local rivals Fulham on Monday, Ancelotti has sought to play down the club's recent failings.
The Blues have won only one of their last seven games in all competitions, but their Italian coach believes their recent run of fixtures has been more difficult than people think.
"Birmingham and Fulham, at this moment, are in very good condition and I expect a tough game on Monday for sure," he said.
"(Nicolas) Anelka and (Michael) Essien are important players for us because they have a lot of quality but they are out and we have to find other solutions.
"I think we have a very good squad and we will find a different solution."
Ancelotti added: "It is not easy to prepare for a game every two or three days but it is not only our problem, it is a problem for every team. So we are all in the same situation."