West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic has dismissed suggestions that his club is keen to sign Daniel Sturridge.
However, when asked about the speculation by reporters, Bilic described it as "only paper talk".
"That is only a rumour and there is nothing behind it," said the Croatian.
"I am not talking about who we want. Daniel Sturridge is a big player and a big name, but that is only paper talk."
Sturridge has made just five appearances for the Merseysiders this season.