Karren Brady has denied making an approach for Jurgen Klopp and confirmed West Ham will hold discussions with Sam Allardyce in the summer.
Premier League clubs were put on alert last week by the news that the highly-rated German will end a seven-year spell as Borussia Dortmund manager this summer.
Klopp was immediately installed as favourite to replace the under-fire Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City, although they would not be the only club looking to bring him in.
Reports emanated on Tuesday that West Ham had seen an audacious approach rebuffed by the Dortmund coach - talk vice-chairman Brady rejected out of hand.
"It is just nonsense," she told Sky Sports News. "Sam is the manager, we have talked to him about sitting down at the end of the season, which we will do.
"We have to see what he wants to do going forwards. That's how these things work.
"What sort of money does he want to invest in players? What positions does he want? Those are the conversation you always have, typically, at the end of the season and we make an arrangement going forwards. That's still our intention."