John Utaka's representatives are surprised by news that Portsmouth could sell him in Janaury.
The Nigeria international has been mentioned as a potential sale ahead of the winter market to cut the current wage bill.
But agent Cees van Vossen told Foot Mercato: "I am not aware of this decision club to sell. It is true that the situation is complicated. We'll try to find a way out for John.
"We have no offers yet. John's preference would be to stay in England or return to France."