Beijing Guoan chief executive Li Ming has insisted the Chinese Super League outfit have yet to initiate talks with Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele over a proposed move.

Dembele, who is out of contract in the summer, has attracted interest from several clubs, including Beijing Guoan, during the winter transfer window.

It has been claimed that Tottenham have accepted a bid from Beijing Guoan in the region of £9m to secure Dembele’s services before the end of the mid-season transfer break.

However, Ming insists that his side have not been in touch with Dembele and was quoted as saying by Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws: "Guoan haven't been in touch with Mousa Dembele."

Despite insisting they have not spoken to Dembele, the Chinese outfit may still have lodged an offer to sign him.

Dembele, who joined Tottenham from Fulham for £15m in 2012, could have already played his final game for Spurs after being ruled out since November due to an ankle injury.

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The 31-year-old midfielder has long seen China as a viable option and was linked with a move to the country last summer, but the deal failed to materialise.

Beijing Guoan finished fourth in the recently concluded Chinese Super League season and may be aiming to add Dembele to the addition of Cedric Bakambu, who joined them last year.