Leeds chief Peter Risdale has responded quickly to the weekend speculation that suggested Manchester United were considering a £30million swoop for Rio Ferdinand.
"This shows the silly season really is upon us," blasted Ridsdale.
"It's a total load of rubbish. Absolutely no contact has been made between us and any other club, regarding Rio Ferdinand."
However, the reports didn't say Ferguson has made a bid, just that he was considering a bid and Ridsdale wouldn't be able to confirm or deny that would he.