The agent for the Chiefs forward Sione Lauaki says the player is yet to sign a deal to play in France.
A report in Europe said French rugby club Clermont had confirmed a deal for one year with the option for a second.
Player agent Bruce Sharrock says they are in negotiations but nothing has been confirmed yet.
The 28-year-old former All Black has had a number of brushes with the law... in his latest he has been charged with careless driving after a car crash in the Waikato last month.
Lauaki is familiar with France having played their in 2000.