Owen Coyle has dismissed reports suggesting he is planning to raid his former employers Burnley.
Speculation has claimed that the Bolton boss is keen on Chris Eagles and Steven Fletcher, as he looks to bolster his attacking arsenal.
With the Clarets having slipped out of the Premier League after just one season among England's elite, it comes as no surprise to find their top talent being linked with moves elsewhere.
Coyle, though, insists he is not among the scavengers looking to pick Burnley to pieces, claiming he has never even considered plundering Turf Moor for fresh faces.
"It's all speculation and I haven't spoken to any club or any player," said the Scot.
"I did in January, but not to any Burnley players."
Bolton are expected to dip into the market this summer, though, looking to add much-needed numbers and avoid a repeat of this year's early season troubles which put paid to Gary Megson's reign at the Reebok Stadium.
Securing Premier League survival remains the target for the Trotters ahead of each passing season, but Coyle admits his personal ambitions are much higher than that and he wants everyone connected with the club to feel the same.
"Somebody mentioned about champagne, but for me, coming in as manager with us in the bottom three, it was a good achievement that we stayed up but I don't want people to be happy just to be in the league," he said.
"Just staying in the league, I don't think you should be sipping champagne - not for me anyway. My aspirations are higher than that, so I declined the offer.
"We want to be as high up the league as possible and we have to start the new season with that mindset.
"That is not saying that it will come to fruition, but I certainly don't want to be starting the season thinking as long as we stay out of the bottom three, it's job done."