Carlton Cole has claimed his reported move to League Two outfit Notts County is “not true”.
The 33-year-old former West Ham striker was believed to be heading for Meadow Lane, according to a report from BBC Sport.
But Cole, who left Celtic in August, was quick to pour cold water on the talk on Twitter.
Cole tweeted: “Where did you get this from? Not true!”
@BBCSport where did you get this from? Not true!
— Carlton Cole (@CarltonCole1) January 27, 2017
The initial report quoted Magpies boss Kevin Nolan, who said he expected Notts County to come out of their transfer embargo within 72 hours before agreeing a deal for Cole, who recently ended a spell in the USA.
Nolan played with Cole at West Ham and said his ex-team-mate, who won seven England caps, is a “great lad”.
“We have had a chat. It would be fantastic if I could bring him over,” Nolan told BBC Nottingham Sport.
“The best thing is to see if he is interested and we can work something out. He has a few things in the fire.
“He will be a breath of fresh air. He is a top pro and a good player. If we can make it happen and the embargo gets lifted, then we will try our best to do that.”