Stoke boss Tony Pulis has played down rumours linking him with a move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva.
Recent reports have suggested the Potters are weighing up a bid for the Brazilian when the transfer window reopens in January.
Stoke were linked with Lucas in the last transfer window, but the player remained at Anfield.
However, speculation over his future refuses to go away with the midfielder yet to establish himself as a regular in Roy Hodgson's plans.
Pulis has denied making any enquiries about Lucas, claiming he has not held any discussions with Hodgson since he took over at Anfield.
"I haven't spoken to Roy since he went to Liverpool," Pulis told the Stoke Sentinel.