Scunthorpe have warned Burnley not to pursue their interest in striker Martin Paterson.
Paterson scored 13 goals in the Championship this season but could not stop Scunthorpe from being relegated.
He has been linked with a move away from Glanford Park this summer and Burnley manager Owen Coyle is among those trying to sign him.
Acting Iron chairman Rex Garton admits there has been a discussion between the clubs, but he insists there has not yet been a bid for the Northern Ireland international.
Garton has also stressed that Scunthorpe have no intention of letting Paterson go.
"We are trying to build a squad for next season - not dismantle one," he told the Burnley Express.
"Yes, our chairman Steve Wharton has received a telephone call from a representative at Burnley, but to the best of my knowledge, we have received no written offer from Burnley for him.
"We have made it clear that we do not want to sell Martin Paterson."