West Ham have denied that a release clause has been triggered for Momo Diame, with the Arsenal and Tottenham midfield target looking unlikely to leave the club before deadline day comes to a close.
Diame has been targeted by both north London clubs over the past month, as his performances for West Ham continue to fuel speculation of a move.
Arsene Wenger recently reserved special praise for Diame, telling reporters as Arsenal prepared to play against the midfielder: "He has a great presence in the games, I have seen him have a big impact."
Meanwhile, Tottenham were believed to be looking at the 25 year old as a possible cover for Sandro, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Spurs have already moved to bring forward their deal for Lewis Holtby, with the Germany international joining the club this week instead of in the summer, and the north London side are said to be keen to build on their depth so they don't collapse as the season hits the business end.
While ESPN, amongst other sources, have reported that an unknown club has triggered Diame's release clause, said to be around £3.5 million, owner David Sullivan's son Jack has tweeted that a deal is not happening.
"Contrary to reports there has been no bid for Diame today from anybody," he said.