Sevilla have told Manchester City that they will not be selling Luis Fabiano in the January transfer window.
The 28-year-old Brazil international is one of many players that have been linked with a switch to Eastlands, but the Spanish side insist the striker is not for sale.
City boss Mark Hughes was believed to be keen to partner the former Sao Paulo and FC Porto forward with his compatriot, Robinho, but Sevilla president Jose Maria del Nido said: "We have already discarded this opportunity because we feel that it will damage the team.
"We are involved in a lot of competitions and at the moment we do not want to lose such an important player. We are not interested in the money.
"I will not change my mind. Today Seville are not a selling club and the idea of winning matches is more important to us than money.
"The player and the agent have been told this. But the situation could be completely different in the summer."