Billy Davies has ruled out a move for Jay Simpson as he looks to keep his key players at Nottingham Forest this season.
The Forest boss is hoping to boost his attacking options before the start of the new campaign and has been linked with a swoop for Arsenal youngster Simpson.
However, while Davies has passed on a list of targets to the board, he confirmed Simpson, who has been interesting Millwall, is not being considered for a move to the City Ground.
"I have recommended that we bring in strikers, yes. But he is not among them," Davies told the Nottingham Evening Post.
"As things stand, I have given a list of potential signings to the acquisitions committee and like anyone else, I am obviously very concerned.
"But I have said before that it is just my job to put the names forward and then wait, like everyone else, to see what can be done."
Davies is also calling on the Championship club to resist any approaches for Kelvin Wilson, Chris Cohen and Nathan Tyson before the transfer window closes.
He added: "There is a lot of speculation with regard to Kelvin Wilson. We will have to see what happens there and it is the same with Chris Cohen and Nathan Tyson. It can be disruptive when that happens.
"My recommendation with all three players is that they should be part of our progression.
"I have not spoken to the players, but they know my feelings about them. They know that I like them and like them very much."