Adrian Sutil's manager has denied reports the German driver could be headed to Ferrari.
With the the 28-year-old dropped by Force India, it has been rumoured he might stop over at Williams next year before moving to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa in 2013.
Other reports have indicated Sutil might be Ferrari's test driver next year.
"We are definitely not in talks with Ferrari -- they are definitely not an option," manager Manfred Zimmermann is quoted in German reports as having told Sky.
"Surely, of course, it is the dream of every driver and manager," he conceded.
Officially, the only available seats remaining for 2012 are at Williams as well as HRT, the struggling Spanish team.
"There are still options to stay in formula one and we are negotiating currently," Zimmermann explained. "At the moment we can't say anything more."