Birmingham manager Alex McLeish insisted that he had no update on the proposed transfer of Wigan winger Charles N'Zogbia after his side's 3-2 Carling Cup win over Rochdale.
McLeish announced on Wednesday that he had increased his offer for the wideman and remains keen to lure him to St Andrew's before Tuesday's transfer deadline.
But after Wigan counterpart Roberto Martinez vented his anger at the bid going public, McLeish confirmed that there was no progress in the transfer.
He said: "There is nothing I can say on it.
"Until the Is are dotted and the Ts are crossed there is no point talking about it.
"I've no comment on it [Martinez's reaction]. That will only sell you papers."