Nolan is a free agent at the moment, having left Premier League outfit West Ham earlier this week by mutual consent.
However, Slade has played down the speculation, insisting that Nolan is not close to a move to the Cardiff City Stadium.
When directly asked if the former Nolan was close to joining the Welsh club, Slade said, as quoted by BBC Sport: ”Not that I know of."
“But there are lots of very good players that have been put our way as possibilities but they have to fit in.”
Nolan is a good player, but there will be doubts whether he has the legs to compete on a weekly basis in the Championship.
The second tier of English football is hugely competitive, and it will not be easy for the Englishman to succeed there at the age of 33.