Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has denied holding talks with Lille about the possibility of bringing in Eden Hazard.
Reports had suggested that City were lining up a January move for Hazard as Mancini prepares for the departure of Yaya Toure to the African Cup of Nations.
Hazard's agent claimed earlier this week that the Premier League club were interested, but Mancini says there has been no approach at this stage.
While Mancini is an admirer of the Belgian playmaker, he has no plans to try and secure his services in the New Year.
"No, this is not true," he said on Sky Sports News.
"He is a good player but at this moment we have not spoken about him."
Mancini is keen to keep hold of Toure for as long as possible before he links up with Ivory Coast for international duty, and hopes to have him available for the FA Cup tie against Manchester United on 8th January.
"We are trying (to delay his departure) but it is difficult I think," said the Italian.
"I think Yaya should leave after United."