Portsmouth are not planning an approach to sign Egyptian striker Amr Zaki in January, according to the club's chief executive Peter Storrie.
Zaki was tipped for a move to Fratton Park before the close of the summer transfer window, as former Pompey owner, and now non-executive chairman, Sulaiman Al Fahim put him at the top of his wishlist.
However, Storrie claims he is unaware of any plans that Al Fahim has to sign the striker and puts the speculation down to transfer gossip.
"That's news to us, we know nothing about it," Storrie told The News. "It is nothing to do with us. It seems other people have got involved in all of this. It's probably just the player's agent talking again - that's usually the case."
Zaki, who had a mixed loan spell at Wigan Athletic last season, was called "highly unprofessional" by former Wigan boss Steve Bruce, yet his early season form saw him linked with a host of top clubs.
Now back in his homeland with FC Zamalek, he has repeatedly been linked with Pompey as the club seek to rebuild themselves under the new ownership of Ali Al Faraj.