"We are not going to go into speculation and hypothetical situations. It is not something worth discussing," he said.
"When good players come onto the market you have to look at each situation and decide whether it is right for you at that moment in time.
"There are a lot of players who would like to be part of what we are doing.
"We do our homework and due diligence and then make a decision on whether a player can be a Manchester City player. If so, we try to acquire them.
"But we will not specify certain individuals whether people want us to or not."