Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has dismissed reports that he is in Birmingham finalising a move to Aston Villa.
Tony Xia, chairman of the Championship club, sparked the speculation on social media by claiming Villa were working to bring in a top-class striker.
Drogba worked under current Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo at Chelsea, winning the Champions League and FA Cup in 2012, and rumours linked the West Midlands club to the veteran forward.
But the player took to social media himself to deny the rumours, insisting he was still very much in Canada with MLS side Montreal Impact.
He tweeted: "Just come out of training at @impactmontreal & a million messages & trending on Twitter saying I was in Birmingham today."
Xia later laughed off the rumours himself, tweeting: "Come on. It's not the China Villa club (maybe future will.)."