Dijon coach Patrice Carteron has attempted to curb speculation suggesting he could look to bring Sebastian Ribas back to the club.
The Uruguayan forward enjoyed a standout season with the Ligue 1 outfit in 2010/11, netting 23 goals.
A number of eye-catching displays drew attention from afar and he was snapped up by Genoa over the summer.
The 23-year-old has struggled to settle in Italy, though, and has already found himself out of favour.
A lack of action in Serie A has sparked rumours that Dijon could be tempted to make a loan approach in January.
Carteron admits he remains in regular contact with his former fans' favourite, but insists talk of a short-term deal is unrealistic.
"I like Sebastian a lot and I have regular phone conversations with him," he told L'Equipe.
"But, even if we wanted to bring him back on loan, he left for financial reasons.
"For that reason, I have to deny these rumours."