Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino expressed surprised at reports claiming he was keen to sell Ricki Lambert over the summer.
It was reported on Thursday that the Saints boss was ready to sanction the sale of the fans' favourite in January - something he rejected out of hand.
"I want to be respectful with that sort of rumours and news that happens but what can I say?" he asked.
"Through Twitter, Facebook, all sorts of media you can throw out there any kind of rumours.
"He's been in the starting line-up in every game so I don't understand these kind of rumours and I don't want to understand them. I thought this only happened in Spain."