Carlo Ancelotti has attempted to steer around Chelsea's failed bid to land Liverpool's Fernando Torres.
The Blues saw a sizeable offer, believed to be in the region of £35million, knocked back by their Premier League rivals on Friday.
Torres may yet be lured away from Anfield, though, with reports suggesting he has urged Liverpool to consider Chelsea's approach.
That could lead to an improved offer being made, but for now Ancleotti is keen to avoid discussing the issue.
He said: "I don't want to speak about this, you will have to ask the club. He is not my player and I have to have respect for Liverpool. I don't like to speak about this."
While reluctant to divulge details regarding his chase for Torres, Ancelotti admits he is happy to see the club's board backing him in the transfer market.
He added: "I'm not surprised, because I know very well what the club is doing now.
"I am happy because the club is doing a fantastic job in this transfer market. The club is trying to do everything to improve the squad."
Ancelotti has also played down any suggestion that a move for Torres has been influenced by Didier Drogba's recent dip in form.
The Italian insists Drogba remains a key part of his plans and will not be replaced any time soon.
He said: "Drogba doesn't have a problem. He can play with anybody.
"For tomorrow I don't need more strikers. Maybe in the future, I don't know."