Grimsby Town have denied reports suggesting former Mariner Alan Pouton is close to re-joining the club.
Graham Rodger revealed on Friday that the League Two outfit were looking to bring in a new midfielder in the near future.
Rumours began to surface that Pouton was in talks about a return to Blundell Park after two years away with Gillingham.
However, Grimsby have moved to rebuff the claims, insisting that the 29-year-old is not an imminent arrival.
"Reports that Alan Pouton is about to re-sign for Town are inaccurate," a statement on the club's official website said.
"The Mariners have spoken to an unnamed midfield player but a deal to bring him to Blundell Park has yet to be concluded."