Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Ballack has denied reports that he has agreed a four-year deal with Chelsea.
Ballack will captain Germany at the 2006 World Cup finals
According to the Daily Mail, Ballack - who is a free agent in the summer - was offered a contract worth £121,000 a week during talks in London in January.
But Ballack, 29, issued a statement saying: "I have not signed anything and I was also not in London."
Ballack's agent Michael Becker told BBC Sport: "There was contact with Chelsea in January that was not followed up."
Bayern and Chelsea have refused to comment on the story.
Ballack is in Florence preparing for Germany's World Cup warm-up match against Italy on Wednesday.