Anzhi Makhachkala have dismissed reports linking them with a deadline day bid for John Obi Mikel.
The Chelsea midfielder was quoted as saying that he was thinking over an offer from Anzhi, ahead of Friday's Russian transfer deadline.
However, Anzhi, who are trying to conclude a move for Blackburn's Chris Samba, were quick to deny any such offer had been made.
"After a few days we get bored of these ridiculous statements in the media," Anzhi vice-president Herman Chistyakov said.
"Nobody at this club knows anything about this player, we are not in contact with him."