Blackburn have denied suggestions that striker Benni McCarthy failed to turn up for pre-season training on Monday.
Striker McCarthy had a brilliant first season at Blackburn
The 29-year-old South African was reported to have missed the first day of pre-season, but Rovers have moved quickly to play down the speculation.
"We wish to make it absolutely clear Benni was not absent from training and turned up as scheduled," said a statement on the Blackburn website.
McCarthy has repeatedly said he would leave to join a Champions League team.
He has been linked with Chelsea, whose manager Jose Mourinho won the Champions League at Porto, with McCarthy in his squad.
McCarthy scored 18 goals in the Premier League last season.
He was the second highest scorer in the league behind Chelsea's Didier Drogba in his first season in England, helping Rovers to a 10th-place finish.
Speaking in June, McCarthy said: "If the opportunity does come to go and play for a team where you can move up a level and play Champions League football, that will always be my dream.
"If that opportunity occurs to go and play for a team like that, then I would love for my management to look at the possibility and look in their heart to make it possible to make a move like that."
McCarthy counts Celta Vigo and Ajax, as well as Porto, among his former clubs.