Paris St Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti says his side are not looking to sign Chelsea captain John Terry this summer.
The Italian boss says the Ligue 1 2011/12 runners-up are in need of defensive cover to assist their title charge and Champions League campaign.
However, Ancelotti, a former Blues manager who won the league and cup double in his first season at the club has rejected claims that Terry is on his shopping list this summer.
"We are looking for a central defender," Ancelotti admitted.
"The club is in contact with some players, but not John Terry.
"Last year, we ranked second. This year, we clearly want to be champions.
"There's also the Champions League, which will be as important as Ligue 1. But I think it will be easier to win the league."
Ancelotti's desire for a defender comes after his failed attempt to add AC Milan's Thiago Silva, while he was successful in signing Napoli's Ezequiel Lavezzi ahead of the new season.
PSG were able to sign former Chelsea defender Alex after he became surplus to requirements under Andre Villas-Boas in January, however a move for Stamford Bridge skipper Terry appears unlikely.
The 31 year old faces charges of racial abuse, which he denies, of Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand next week, after a season which was dominated by the charge from the Crown Prosecution Service.
The incident saw Terry stripped of the England captaincy by the Football Association, while then manager Fabio Capello resigned over the issue.
Roy Hodgson was then confronted with the issue concerning taking Terry and Anton's brother Rio to the summer's European Championship, eventually opting to choose the Chelsea man.
Terry has spent his entire professional career at Chelsea; a 14-year spell which has seen him win three Premier League titles, five FA Cups, the League Cup twice and the Champions League.
He controversially lifted the European Cup in Munich last season despite being suspended for the final after his dismissal against Barcelona in the semi final..
Chelsea have already begun making additions for the new season themselves, with Eden Hazard and Marko Marin having already joined from Lille and Werder Bremen respectively.