Kenyon rejects SWP rumours
By Peter ORourke. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has rejected claims Manchester City tried to take Shaun Wright-Phillips back to the club.
City boss Stuart Pearce revealed earlier this week he was rebuffed in his attempts to land Wright-Phillips on loan before the close of the transfer window.
Kenyon has dismissed Pearce's claims and insists they have had no approaches for Wright-Phillips.
"There have been no discussions either internally or any approaches externally," Kenyon told Sky Sports News.
"It is one the speculations that goes around Chelsea these days."
Kenyon also revealed Chelsea were happy not to spend any money in the transfer window as Jose Mourinho is happy with the squad at his disposal with only Maniche coming in on loan.
"We want our squad together for the summer and we try to get that done right for the start of the season so we start pre-season training and the time we have the first competitive game the team is together.
"We use January very much for emergency rather than looking at it as a real opportunity to strengthen or change the squad."
Kenyon was remaining coy on the ongoing saga involving John Obi Mikel.
Chelsea are locked in a tug-of-war with Manchester United for the Nigerian youngster and United have enlisted the help of Fifa after accusing Chelsea of trying to sabotage their deal with Lyn.
Kenyon did not want to divulge much on the matter and will leave it up to Fifa to resolve it.
"I think it has been well publicised this week, but we are not actually involved in the process with Fifa," added Kenyon.
"But I mean that's where it should be dealt with and we'll leave it with the proper powers to sort the issue out so we don't want to comment any further than that."