Neil Warnock insists Leeds United have made no approach for Nicky Maynard, but admits the striker is of the calibre he is looking to bring in.
Maynard is currently on the books of West Ham United, with a £2million deal having taken him to Upton Park from Bristol City in January.
He was part of a squad which secured promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last season, but found opportunities to impress difficult to come by.
Maynard was restricted to just nine starts during the closing stages of the 2012/13 campaign.
With the Hammers having further bolstered their attacking options during the summer transfer window, it has been suggested that they may be willing to part with Maynard.
A move to Elland Road has been mooted, but Leeds boss Warnock claims no offer has been tabled for the 25-year-old.
"We've mentioned probably 30 people like that and I've not made contact with the club myself," he told the Yorkshire Post.
"But I'm not saying he hasn't been mentioned because there are 20 or 30 players we've asked about, talking to Premier League managers and staff.
"We've not even considered making an offer for him. We've just been asking people what the availability of that type of player is."