Burnley manager Owen Coyle insists he has not lodged a bid for Middlesbrough's Rhys Williams.
Williams, who made his senior international debut for Australia earlier this week, impressed whilst on loan at Turf Moor at the end of last season.
He made 17 starts for Coyle's men and played a big part in their charge to the play-offs, which they won and in so doing booked their place in the Premier League.
Coyle had been linked with a club record bid for the 20-year-old but he insists he has not held talks with Boro.
"I've not spoken to Middlesbrough about him," Coyle told the Burnley Citizen.
"He's a player I like, there's no doubt about that, but I'm not going to get involved with the speculation about you're after this, that and the next thing.
"What I would say is that I've already put a couple of offers in for players at different places and they were initially rejected.
"Then you move on or else you revisit it. That's where we are and Rhys Williams wasn't one of the players we made an offer for."