Chelsea today dismissed reports that assistant manager Michael Emenalo had discussed the club's transfer targets with journalists as "nonsense".
It has been claimed Emenalo revealed the Blues' interest in three players, including 19-year-old Hadjuk Split striker Ante Vukusic, to Croatian newspaper Sports Kenovsti during a visit to Zagreb at the weekend.
But Chelsea have denied any such conversations had taken place.
A spokesman told Press Association Sport: "The story is nonsense. Michael Emenalo didn't speak to any journalists nor make any such remarks."
Emenalo was reportedly in the Croatian capital on Saturday to watch Hadjuk Split's match against Dinamo Zagreb.
The Nigerian was appointed Carlo Ancelotti's assistant following the controversial sacking of Ray Wilkins last November.