Sam Allardyce has poured cold water on reports he is ready to bring Ipswich winger Jon Walters to Newcastle.
The pair worked together at Bolton and with Walters having been in excellent form of late, he has been linked with a switch to St James' Park.
Several newspapers have reported that Allardyce is weighing up a raid on Portman Road but any such talk has now been dismissed.
"I had Jonathan with me at Bolton and I'm delighted he's doing so well with Ipswich.
"But he's not someone I'm looking to bring here."
In other news, Allardyce has confirmed that new boy Ben Tozer's stay in the North East could prove to be a short one.
United are set to wrap up Tozer's signing in the next few days having struck a deal with Swindon for the 17-year-old.
But due to the player's age, and inexperience, Allardyce is weighing up whether to send him out on loan.
"He is only 17 and he is obviously one for the future," he told the Evening Chronicle.
"And yes, there is a possibility Ben will be allowed to go out on loan.
"But first we want him to stay here for two or three weeks so that we can look at him and he can look at us."