Hull City boss Phil Brown has moved quickly to distance the club from reports linking Liverpool striker Andriy Voronin with a move to the KC Stadium.
The Tigers have failed to land a host of forwards this summer, including Michael Owen, Fraizer Campbell, Marc-Antoine Fortune and Daryl Murphy, but Brown has no intention of making a bid for Ukraine international Voronin, who spent last season on loan at Hertha Berlin.
He told the Hull Daily Mail: "We haven't made any contact with Liverpool with regards to Andriy Voronin.
"The disappointments about the transfer market are there for everyone to see. But we're still optimistic we'll get our targets in. We're in pursuit of certain targets as we speak and we'll continue with them.
"We're trying to be proactive but, unfortunately for us, being a small fish in a big ocean, we're having to be reactive most of the time.
"But as we stand we have bids in place and interest in a number of Premier League-quality players.
"Hopefully we'll get the players into the building before the start of the season."