It follows Twitter speculation that Huth was set to sign an 18-month contract with Derby, who are managed by his former Chelsea teammate, Frank Lampard.
Lampard is understood to be in the market for a new central defender after Curtis Davies suffered an injury earlier in the season.
But Huth has insisted it will not be he who fills the void.
Posting on Twitter earlier on Friday, the German wrote:
This literally couldn't be less true. Ive retired! (I just haven't done an interview and cried about it) https://t.co/tLfHslQH2q— robert huth (@robert_huth) 11 January 2019
Huth was a regular in the Leicester side crowned champions of England in 2016, but was released at the end of last season after an injury-hit campaign.
The 34-year-old also appeared for Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Stoke City during a 16-year playing career, in which he won 19 caps for his country.
With a deal for the former Leicester man seemingly off the table, who should Derby target instead?