Wigan Athletic manager Steve Bruce has rubbished reports linking former Newcastle United full-back Stephen Carr with a transfer to the club.
Carr ended his four-year stay at St James' Park when he was released by the Magpies at the end of last season.
Recent speculation has claimed Wigan could be set to move for the 31-year-old Irishman.
However, Bruce has rejected the rumours, and also quashed lingering suggestions Michael Brown could leave the JJB Stadium before the close of the transfer window.
Bruce said in the Wigan Evening Post: "I don't know where the Carr story has come from. I can categorically say no to that one.
"I keep hearing the Brown rumour but there's nothing in it. In fact, I don't see us doing anything before the transfer window shuts.
"We need a good squad and I've only got three central midfield players."