Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane says Colchester United have not been in touch over a possible permanent move for striker Kevin Lisbie.
Lisbie is on loan at the League One club and has scored 10 goals this season to fire the Us into the play-off frame.
United sit fourth in the table and manager Aidy Boothroyd has revealed he wants to keep hold of the striker.
But Keane insists he has not heard from Boothroyd, who would be able to sign the 31-year-old when the January transfer window reopens.
"Kevin (Lisbie) is a good player, we all know that, and he's been scoring in League One," Keane told the Green'un.
"He had disappointments when he first came here. When I came in players had opportunities to speak to other clubs.
"But Colchester have had no contact with me. They've got my phone number."
Former Charlton man Lisbie is enjoying his second spell at Colchester after spending a season on loan at the Essex club during 2007/08.
The striker scored his 10th of the season in the 1-0 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday but could find himself back with Keane at Ipswich in January.
"He's coming back to us in January, as I said a month or two ago," said Keane. "That still stands, and we look forward to him coming back.
"If I'm interested in a player, then I'd just pick up the phone. That's what I do, and Colchester have not done that."