West Bromwich Albion sporting director Dan Ashworth claims there is no substance to reports linking Youssouf Mulumbu with a summer move elsewhere.
The midfielder sparked speculation regarding his future when quotes attributed to him suggested that he was in talks with Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Ashworth is aware of the comments, but believes they are nothing more than transfer 'mischief'.
He insists the Baggies have no plans to part with Mulumbu, with the 25-year-old an integral part of their plans heading forward.
Ashworth told the Express and Star: "I think we saw the same comments last year. It seems like there are some agents trying to play a bit of mischief.
"Once again, we have had no contact from anybody regarding Youssouf.
"I think people pry on the fact that the players are away on holiday or back home so cannot defend themselves.
"There are always rumours at this time of the year but nothing serious, as far as I'm aware."
Mulumbu is under contract at The Hawthorns until the summer of 2015.
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