"I'm sure Harry gets asked about lots of players and he is very honest," offered Mark Hughes when probed for a response to Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp's public admiration for Stoke City striker Peter Crouch, a player who he may jump at the chance of signing in an upcoming transfer window.
Queens Park Rangers host Stoke City tomorrow lunch-time and Redknapp will be reunited with the player he worked with at Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur.
Hughes was swift to note that Stoke are "happy" to have the services of Crouch, who scored seven goals and five assists last year, but that it is "possible" QPR could make an offer for the striking veteran when the transfer market reopens in the middle of the season.
"We are very happy to have Peter at the club, we didn't encourage any bids for our players," Hughes said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
He added: "So if Harry did make a call it was not to me so it wouldn't have got very far.
"I have no idea if they will revisit in January… possibly."