Chelsea have said they will not allow injured star Michael Ballack to travel to Germany to meet with coach Joachim Loew.
Loew and Ballack are due to meet after the two clashed over recent statements made by the midfield ace.
Ballack criticised the coach for not showing respect to senior players, which has caused huge controversy back in Germany.
Ballack said he was willing to meet Loew - only if Chelsea allowed it. But the London giants have now stated that their player - currently recovering from foot surgery - will not be going anywhere.
Instead coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has told Loew he is welcome to come to England and talk with Ballack.
"Ballack plays for Chelsea. If Loew wants to talk to Ballack I invite the coach to come here and stay with us for one or two days and talk to him," said Scolari.
"But it's impossible for Ballack to travel now. He is in recovery and is with the doctors. It is not good for Ballack or the Germans."
The German Football Federation (DFB) confirmed that Chelsea had told them of their decision.
"We have received a fax from Chelsea informing us that the club will not allow Ballack to go to Germany for health reasons," DFB spokesman Harald Stenger confirmed.
Former stars Jurgen Klinsmann and Lother Matthaus have both backed Loew and criticised Ballack's stance, whereas team-mates such as Torsten Frings have thrown their support behind the Chelsea star.