Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has attempts to diffuse a controversial transfer rumour concerning the club.
Al-Hasawi insists Forest have not however, and said he would not make such a decision without speaking first with manager Dougie Freedman.
Deluged with comments from fans to his twitter account, the owner took to social media to urge patience.
I would like to make it clear that we have not accepted any bid for Henri Lansbury. #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) August 10, 2015
As is the case with any of our players, the manager must be consulted and a replacement identified before I accept a bid. #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) August 10, 2015
Dougie and I will make the decision that is best for #NFFC. To our supporters, I ask for calm.— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) August 10, 2015
I am still working hard in difficult circumstances to help Dougie improve the squad. This will take time. #nffc— @FAWAZ_ALHASAWI (@fawaz_alhasawi1) August 10, 2015
Forest lost their first game of the season 1-0, at Brighton and Hove Albion, a match in which Lansbury featured.
Lansbury would be tough to replace given the club's transfer embargo, restricting them to free agents and loan signings.
The possibility of Lansbury moving on remains there, with Burnley's interest seemingly genuine.
Selling the former Arsenal trainee would bring about fresh doubts as to whether they could cash in on Michail Antonio also, who The Guardian reported has been subject of interest from West Brom.