English side Reading have totally rubbished reports that they are on the verge of signing Ghana striker Jordan Ayew.
The Premier League club insist they are not considering a move to sign the attacker from French side Marseille.
Leading English newspaper The Times reported on Wednesday that Reading were hopeful of finalising a deal for the son of Ghana legend Abedi Pele.
The report claimed that Marseille are willing to sell Ayew, 20, for around Â£4million.
But Reading boss Brian McDermott gave short shrift to suggestions they are trying to buy striker Jordan Ayew.
When asked whether he is on the verge of signing Ayew, McDermott said: "I heard that too as well. I don't think so."
Marseille are struggling financially and are offloading players with right-back Cesar Azpilicueta set for Chelsea, Stephane Mbia talking to QPR and France international striker Loic Remy on back-up lists at Tottenham and Manchester City.
The Ghana international, who has eight caps, is the younger brother of Andre Ayew who is reported to have attracted attention from Arsenal and Newcastle.