Leeds United have been linked with the Sunderland man.
Speculation is rife that Monk will sign the Sunderland man - who spent six months on loan at Leeds under Steve Evans last season - before the transfer window shuts.
Asked on LUTV if he wants to bring in the Sunderland man, Monk bluntly responded: "I don't talk about players. We keep that in-house. You [journalists] will be the first ones to know as soon as a player comes through the door.
"I think it's disrespectful to talk about players, disrespectful to the club. We work in a good way and keep our business how it should be."
With the window coming to a close, the young Leeds manager has faced plenty of transfer-related questions in recent weeks, but the 38-year-old, to his credit, has kept his cards very close to his chest in a tight-lipped approach that may not always please supporters, starving them of exciting updates, but it preserves good relations with the opposing clubs in negotiations and strengthens the chances of striking a deal.
He has, however, admitted that he hopes to bring in new faces before United's Championship curtain raiser away to Queens Park Rangers next Sunday, giving him a week in which to achieve that.