Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is unaware of an approach from Tottenham Hotspur for Loic Remy – but is unsure whether talks over a deal have taken place in the boardroom.
After the Frenchman's proposed move to Liverpool collapsed, Remy has been persistently linked with a move to north London, despite Redknapp's desire to keep the player at Loftus Road.
Remy, who enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Newcastle United last term, seemed certain to leave the R's this summer but with just 11 days of the transfer window remaining the former Marseille star could stay put in west London.
But while he is confident of having the player in his squad for the season, Redknapp was unable to say for certain whether R's chairman Tony Fernandes was in discussions with his Tottenham counterpart Daniel Levy over a move for the striker.
"I'm confident he will be here. I've spoken to Loic, he's been excellent in training and his attitude has been world-class," Redknapp told a press conference, talkSPORT reported. "Unless a top-six club comes in, I think he'll be happy to stay here. He's seen we've brought some good players in.
"There's been no Tottenham enquiry – there has been talk of the chairman talking to Daniel (Levy) but certainly I've not been involved.
"We wouldn't be looking to shift Loic if we can help it – we want to keep him."
Redknapp will take on his former side Tottenham at White Hart Lane this weekend. The 67-year-old guided the club into their first-ever Champions League campaign after they finished fourth during the 2009/10 campaign.
"I shouldn't get a bad reception, but that doesn't concern me," Redknapp said.
"All I'm worried about is my QPR team going there and putting on a performance and hopefully getting all three points.
"They [Spurs] are a top side who should be pushing for the top-four, like they were when I was there."