The West Ham striker is another player who we admire but we are not on the verge of any transfer.
Said a club spokesman: "As with Bobby Zamora, Kanoute is one of a number of players that we are looking at but, once again, if we make an offer, we will do so directly to his club and not via the newspapers. This is all media speculation."
As we have said, we expect to be the subject of many rumours during the summer and will not be responding to each and every transfer link that appears in the newspapers. However, if something does happen you will read it here on our official web site.
Media claims that we are set to sign Frederic Kanoute are wide of the mark.