Huddersfield Town manager Peter Jackson has denied trying to bring striker Jon Stead back to the club.
Reports on Thursday have suggested that the League One promotion chasers were lining up an ambitious loan deal to bring the Sunderland hit-man back to The Galpharm Stadium.
The 22-year-old has struggled for regular first-team action with The Black Cats since arriving at The Stadium of Light in the summer.
"There is no truth to those reports," Jackson told skysports.com.
"Obviously, we've lost (Sunderland defender) Dan Smith after he was recalled from his loan, but that's it."
Two seasons ago, the Huddersfield-born striker was considered one of the best strikers outside The Premiership.
His exploits eventually led to a £1.25 million move to Blackburn Rovers in early February 2004.
A £1.8 million deal to Sunderland followed in June 2005, but Stead has failed to reach the heights his talent had initially promised this term, with Sunderland facing certain relegation back to The Championship at the season's end.