Bristol City have conceded they are interested in Hearts defender Jamie McAllister but have rejected talk that has suggested a deal is imminent.
The 27-year-old left sided defender, who can also operate in midfield, has caught the eye of Robins boss Gary Johnson but talks are at a more preliminary stage than previously intimated.
McAllister, a Scotland international, has the type of experience desired by Johnson but it remains to be seen if the former Yeovil chief lands his man.
City are also running the rule over Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, with a view to taking the youngster on loan.
"We are giving a trial to Wayne from Wolves. He's only 19 but is a youth international with Wales,'' Johnson told the club's website.
"We'll have a look at him for two or three days with a view to taking him on loan.
''He lacks a bit of experience but is a good technical goalkeeper who has size on his side."
Meanwhile, four City players have admitted taking part in an alcohol-fuelled brawl at a nightclub on October 12.
Bristol Crown Court heard Steve Brooker, Bradley Orr and David Partridge all plead guilty to affray, while Scott Brown denied affray but did admit to the lesser charge of a section 4 public order offence.
Partridge, a full Wales international, also pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
The violence erupted both inside and outside of Romeo Browns nightspot, which is situated in Bristol city centre.