Palermo have revealed that Manchester City are interested in Simon Kjaer but have yet to make an offer.
Speculation linking the young Denmark defender with a move to Eastlands has gathered pace in recent weeks.
New City manager Roberto Mancini stressed last week that he was not thinking of Kjaer, while the player is staying focused on performing as well as he can for Palermo.
The Serie A club have now admitted to receiving a tentative enquiry from Man City but insist nothing concrete is on the table at this stage.
And Kjaer is such an integral member of the Palermo side that sporting director Walter Sabatini has ruled out a January departure.
"It's true, he interests Manchester City a lot, but there haven't been offers," the official told Sicilian television.
"There has only been talk between me and one person from the English side, but I said we don't (want to) sell him.
"The buy-out clause is not available for January and I repeat, for the moment there haven't been offers."