Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill has rejected talk that he is lining up a move to bring Olof Mellberg back to the club.
Reports have suggested that Villa are keen on bringing Mellberg back to Villa Park one season after he left for Juventus.
Villa are in the market for a new defender having seen Martin Laursen announce his retirement earlier this month because of injury.
O'Neill has moved quickly to dismiss the speculation regarding a possible move for former favourite Mellberg.
"It's news to me. There's nothing in it," O'Neill told the club's official website.