Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito claims he has never heard of Kris Boyd, after reports linked his club with a bid for the Rangers striker.
Boyd looks set to leave Ibrox during the January transfer window with the Gers prepared to cash in on the prolific striker.
A move to Birmingham looked to be on the cards after the two clubs settled on a £3million fee, only for the deal to fall through as personal terms could not be agreed.
Reports of a switch to Lazio then surfaced with general manager Igli Tare quoted as saying: “It’s true. Boyd is a very, very effective player and we are well aware of his situation in Glasgow.”
But Lotito revealed that he had never heard of the forward who has scored 20 goals in 22 games this season.
Lotito told the Daily Mail: “Who is Kris Boyd? This is the first time I have heard this name. Nothing will happen with him.”
Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has refused to rule out the deal being resurrected.
He said: “I have a good rapport with Kris and I know he would like to play for me.
“He has played well for me in the past but, if the circumstances are not right for him, then we have to move on.
“But I am still looking to bring in a new striker as we are goal-shy.”