It has been claimed Sam Allardyce could land the England defender as the Hammers attempt to fight their way out of relegation trouble but City boss Pellegrini said: ‘No, no. I am not talking about any loan.

‘I repeat, when this transfer window is over at the end of January, we will see what happens.

‘At the moment, Joleon will stay here with the team.’

Meanwhile, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was equally adamant he was unaware of any bid from an unnamed Qatari club for Magpies striker Papiss Cisse.

He said: ‘Not that I’m aware of, no. I can’t confirm any bid.’