Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian have denied suggestions that they have approached Chelsea striker Diego Costa.
The 28-year-old Spain international has been constantly linked with a move to China since January transfer window.
However, it seems like the move may have cooled with Tianjin claiming there was no communication with the player.
“For the past six months, our club have not involved in any form of communication and negotiation with Diego Costa nor his representatives,” said the club in a statement.
“Our club will draw up a rational transfer plan as an aim to improve the spectator experience of the Chinese Super League and meet its sustainability demands.
“We won’t take part in any unhealthy competition, thus preventing all overpriced signings.”
Tianjin were promoted to the CSL last season and have Italian World Cup winner Fabio Cannavaro as their manager.