Fenerbahce have been forced to release a statement to deny that Chelsea have made a £16million offer for centre-back Simon Kjaer.
Sources in Italy reported earlier in the week that the Blues were set to test Turkish club’s resolve with an opening bid but those claims appear to be very wide of the mark.
“A number of recent reports have falsely claimed that Chelsea have made an offer for our Danish player Simon Kjaer,” the club stated on their official website.
“Fenerbahce have not received any offers whatsoever for Kjaer and any claims suggesting a transfer could take place are wrong. Kjaer is a happy and successful member of our team.
“We would like to ask our fans to disregard such lies and manipulative reports that aim to disrupt our team.”
Rumours of a Chelsea defensive re-shuffle continue to persist, though, with captain John Terry linked with a shock loan move to Bournemouth.