Ipswich have refuted 'malicious' rumours suggesting Roy Keane was involved in a bust-up with Damien Delaney.
It had been claimed that the Tractor Boys' boss was involved in a heated exchange with his fellow Irishman during training.
He was reported to have come to blows with Delaney and informed the defender that his career at Portman Road was over.
However, Ipswich have moved quickly to deny that any confrontation took place and insist the relationship between player and manager remains amicable.
A club spokesman said: "Ipswich Town Football Club categorically refutes the malicious suggestion that an incident took place between the manager and Damien Delaney."
Republic of Ireland international Delaney joined Ipswich in the summer of 2009 and quickly established himself as a key member of Keane's side.
He has, however, been overlooked since being sent off in the 4-1 derby defeat to Norwich at the end of November, casting doubt over his future.