Nedum Onuoha has all but ruled out a return to Sunderland.
His departure was subsequently confirmed and he has been linked with Sunderland, where he previously spent a season on loan from Manchester City.
However, in an interview with Roker Report, he said: “There’s been rumours, but nobody who represents me has been approached, or even mentioned it.
“I think the club needs to get back to the top division, and as much as I’d like to help them get there, time isn’t on my side like it once was so I’ll be looking to try and experience something a little different before I decide to call time on things.
“Who knows in football though? Stranger things have happened – but I’d say it’s unlikely.”