Struggling Blackburn have confirmed a "revision" to manger Steve Kean's existing contract - but stopped short of admitting the under-fire boss has been handed a pay rise.
Speculation had been mounting that the club's Indian owners, the Venky's poultry empire, were set to reward Kean with an improved deal despite their side's dismal start to the season.
And, on Wednesday evening, the club issued a brief statement which read: "Following recent media speculation Blackburn Rovers FC can confirm a revision to manager Steve Kean's existing contract has now been completed.
"An agreement made in the summer has now been formalised.
"Contrary to some reports there is no change in the length of the contract. The club respects that all contracts are private and confidential and no further comment will be made."