Brazilian club Flamengo have rubbished reports linking them with a move for Chelsea midfielder Deco.
Deco was quoted as saying earlier this week that he wanted to continue his career back in the country of his birth after the World Cup.
Speculation has suggested that he could be set to join Flamengo but vice-president Marcos Braz says there is no truth in the rumours.
"I know the news published in England but this does not make any sense," Braz told Globoesporte.
"At this moment the player is not a part of our plans."
Deco, who was born and raised in Sao Paulo, has carved out a successful career in European football since moving to Benfica in 1997.
He qualified to play for Portugal six years later and has since spent time with Barcelona and Chelsea.
But the veteran playmaker, 32, is now keen to be nearer his family in Brazil despite continuing to play a key role for the Blues.