Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez insists he has not made a renewed attempt to land West Ham United striker Bobby Zamora.
The former Northern Ireland manager tried unsuccessfully to sign the 26-year-old in the summer but was recently rumoured to be lining up a £4million bid for the player.
However, Sanchez said: "There's money still available. Bobby was a player we asked about during the close season and were told no.
"I've seen that we've been linked with several players all of a sudden. I don't know where that's come from because there's nothing we can do right now.
"We wouldn't make our interest known earlier because you look foolish if you don't get the player. It alerts other people, too."
Zamora made his name at Brighton, scoring 77 times in 137 appearances for the Seagulls, but his career stalled after a disappointingly brief spell with Spurs.
Since moving to Upton Park in early 2004, Zamora has found the net 39 times in 142 games for the Hammers.