Steffen Baumgart has insisted that FC Köln are not in talks to sign Joel Pohjanpalo from Bayer Leverkusen.
Pohjanpalo has been touted as a replacement for Anthony Modeste, who has joined Borussia Dortmund, but Baumgart insists there are no talks with the 27-year-old.
"No striker has signed yet, and just a hint: No striker will sign before I have talked to him. No one has spoken behind the scenes either," Baumgart told reporters.
In fact, it's possible that Köln will not bring in a new forward, with Baumgart stating that he's happy with his current attacking options.
"If someone is brought in, then I don't ask myself whether I'm getting a better player, but whether I'm blocking the way for one of my young players. When I see the guys working and running, that's exactly our philosophy," noted the Köln boss.