Garry Monk says nothing is concrete regarding his attempts to add to his Sheffield Wednesday squad this month.
Wednesday announced the sale of Jordan Thorniley to Blackpool on New Year’s Day, hours after the transfer window opened.
That brought hope to some that the Owls are taking a pro-active approach to their winter business.
And the need for reinforcements at Hillsborough was underlined when Wednesday suffered their third straight Championship defeat shortly afterwards.
But Monk told BBC Radio Sheffield: “In this period, the market that we’re in is loans, like we said.
“What we can do and what we can’t do right now, there’s nothing at the moment.
“If that does become apparent I’ll let you know but there’s nothing concrete at the moment.”
Wednesday are expected to try and add to their attacking options before the January 31st deadline.
Strikers Rhian Brewster, Lyle Taylor, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Eddie Nketiah have already been linked with moves to Hillsborough.
Nketiah had been on loan with the Owls’ promotion rivals Leeds United, but saw his season-long spell cut short by Arsenal on Wednesday after starting just twice for the Whites in the league.
Bristol City are said to be favourites for the 20-year-old’s signature, with Brentford and Nottingham Forest also credited with an interest.