Manager Mick McCarthy has again confirmed that Wolverhampton Wanderers cannot afford to buy Chelsea's England Under-21s ace Michael Mancienne on a permanent basis.
The 22-year-old, who can play in defence or midfield, impressed while on loan at Molineux last season, but McCarthy says that any return to the Black Country would not be on a permanent basis.
He commented:"I would like to see my quote where I said I would be prepared to pay £4million.
"I am pretty good at remembering what I said, but I am red hot at remembering what I haven't.
"We won't be buying Mancienne. They want to sell him – if they want to loan Michael out again, then that's a different matter altogether.
"I haven't discussed it with Chelsea. From my understanding, they want to sell him and he's asked for a transfer. They want to sell him rather than loan him.
"I would be interested if they want to loan him out again, but that's up to them."