Chelsea have denied tabling a 40million euros (£33m) offer for Real Madrid's Spanish international Sergio Ramos.
It had been thought the talented central defender was on manager Carlo Ancelotti's radar following Ricardo Carvalho's summer exit to Real.
The Blues have now stated the Stamford Bridge outfit have not bid for the 24-year-old, who helped Spain win the World Cup in South Africa.
Chelsea have even revealed their surprise at being contacted by someone acting on behalf of the player attemping to gauge their level of interest.
Sporting director Frank Arnesen has now put paid to the rumours denying any bid has been made for the ex-Sevilla man.
"It is absolutely false," confirmed Arnesen. ''We haven't made any bid for Ramos.
"What did surprise us is that a person called us on behalf of the player to see if we were interested in signing him."
Chelsea have made a blistering start to the new Premier League season with John Terry and Alex forming a central defensive pairing that have yet to concede in their opening two games.