With just under seven weeks to go before the start of pre-season testing in Bahrain in mid-March, Hamilton has yet to sign a new deal with Mercedes.
While it is widely expected the seven-time champion will eventually put pen to paper, Russell's stellar performance as stand-in for Covid-hit Hamilton in the Sakhir Grand Prix has led to claims he is being used as a bargaining tool.
Wolff, though, has categorically denied the rumours and insisted negotiations are ongoing and a deal will be signed in due course.
"We never played the Russell card," Wolff told Austrian broadcaster ORF's Sport am Sonntag show. "He’s sold himself incredibly well.
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