Sail-sous-Couzan, France - (Merde, alors!): Legendary France 1998 World Cup coach Aimé Jacquet is staying resolutely schtum.
All week long French tabloids have been scouring reports that glamorous French lingerie model Vanessa Perroncel 'might be related' to the nation's footballing hero.
Under the country's draconian shagging privacy rules the redtops are barred from even suggesting that blood might be running thicker than water.
The Légion d'Honneur's Grand Chevalier is a national treasure after defying the odds to lead the nation to World Cup glory in the 1998 cliffhanger against Brazil.
He sits on the official committee for Annecy's bid for the 2018 Winter Games and has just had his Légion gong upgraded by a doting President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Today he waved two explict fingers at a posse of UK tabloid hacks demanding answers to Ms Perroncel's nativity.
Oscar-winning French movie actress Catherine Deneuve is equally non-committal:
"WTF, you miserable English rosbifs?" was her PR's only comment.