Manchester United chief David Gill has rejected claims rivals City will make a 356 million dollar bid for Cristiano Ronaldo under new owners Abu Dhabi United Group.
Sulaiman Al-Fahim, the billionaire businessman at the centre of the Manchester City takeover, has publicly drawn up a list of big-money targets.
But Gill says he's treating it "with a pinch of salt".
He says he can't believe he is serious at those levels and, anyway, they are not looking to sell their best players.
Other players on Al-Fahim's list include United defender Rio Ferdinand, Liverpool's Fernando Torres, Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, AC Milan's Kaka and Didier Drogba of Chelsea amid claims he could be willing to spend up to Â£1bn solely on player purchases.