Monaco coach Guy Lacombe insists it would be 'impossible' for the club to sign Chelsea striker Andriy Shevchenko.
Ukraine international Shevchenko has been linked with a move to Monaco as he continues to face an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.
He spent last season on loan at AC Milan after struggling to make an impact in the Premier League, but still has a year left on his contract.
Shevchenko is waiting to learn if he is part of new Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti's plans and admitted earlier this week that he would be interested in a move to Roma.
Reports have also claimed that Monaco have shown an interest, but Lacombe does not believe the French side have the financial clout to capture Shevchenko.
"It has never been topical," Lacombe told Aujourd'hui Sport.
"Shevchenko is not a possibility for us.
"For a club like ours, it is impossible. ASM's means are really inferior compared to what they were.
"If Steve Savidan joins the club it will be enough for the forwards."
However, Marco Simone, who represents Shevchenko in France and Italy, was remaining coy on the rumours linking the 32-year-old with Monaco.
Simone said: "There is nothing to say today. There is a possibility that is true, but I won't say anything else."