Toronto FC have denied outlandish reports that they were willing to break their transfer record to take Carlos Tevez to Canada.
The Manchester City striker, who has one year left on his current contract at the Etihad Stadium, was linked with a $10 million move to Major League Soccer.
While former City manager Roberto Mancini had expressed his willingness to offer the Argentina international a new deal, he could yet leave the 2012 Premier League champions, and appeared to be waving farewell to supporters when substituted in the final game of the season.
However, his £250,000-a-week wages made reports that Toronto were interested seem unlikely and a club spokesman from the MLS side has told Canadian newspapers: "We are not in talks to acquire Carlos Tevez."
Toronto are managed by former Blackburn, Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers defender Ryan Nelsen, and their recent recruits from England are former Cardiff striker Rob Earnshaw, on-loan Birmingham centre-back Steven Caldwell and the borrowed winger Hogan Ephraim, a former team-mate of the head coach during their time together at Loftus Road.
Tevez, 29, is a reported target of both Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain and has suggested he would like to play in France.
However, Monaco sporting director, Vadim Vasilyev, said that they had never considered the former Manchester United and West Ham player.
He told RMC: "We're not in talks. A lot of newspapers are talking about that, but that case has never been discussed."
Tevez himself, though, has claimed that French champions PSG want him to move to Paris.
"There was interest from PSG for me, and we talked with Leonardo [the director of football], but we could not reach an agreement," he said earlier this month.
"But it remains an interesting option as the French championship is moving very fast. If Leonardo called me, it's not a problem for me to come, really no problem to come to Paris and France.”
Malaga head coach Manuel Pellegrini is set to replace Mancini as City manager and an overhaul of the forward line is likely, meaning that Tevez’s future could well be in doubt.