West Brom boss Tony Mowbray has rejected speculation that he is chasing Luke Moore and David Murphy.
Aston Villa striker Moore and Hibernian full-back Murphy have both been linked with January moves to the promotion hopefuls.
But Mowbray has revealed he has not discussed a deal with Villa boss Martin O'Neill and has suggested Moore would be out of his price range.
"I don't know where this comes from,'' Mowbray told the Birmingham Mail.
"I have every respect for these players but we must remember: Luke Moore has played for Aston Villa in the Premier League.
"I don't know what he earns, but I'm assuming it's money that our players can only dream of. I've never had any conversations with Martin O'Neill about any of his players.''
Mowbray also denied suggestions that he is planning a bid for Hibs defender Murphy, who he worked with at Easter Road.
He added: "Again, I've never had any conversations with John Collins or Rod Petrie (Hibs chairman) about David Murphy. He plays for a club I used to manage and nothing more.
"The boy is apparently unsettled and may want to move, but I'm assuming an agent is trying to create interest and people are associating this club with him. Again, it's speculation and nothing more.''