Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion have reportedly submitted a bid for Burton Albion's Jackson Irvine - but the Burton Mail understands no bid has been received by the Brewers.
According to the Mirror, Irvine - who was the club's record signing until this summer's successful move for Liam Boyce - is a £1 million target for the recently-promoted Seagulls ahead of their debut campaign in the Premier League.
But despite the Australian international being linked with several top-flight and Championship clubs since the turn of the year, we understand Albion have received no such offer from Brighton at this stage.
Irvine was Burton's top scorer as they secured Championship football for another season last term, bagging 10 goals on the way to becoming the club's players' and supporters' player of the year.
He currently has two years remaining on his contract at the Pirelli Stadium and was offered new terms in January, although that deal is yet to be signed. Irvine himself said talks would wait until he returned from international duty with Australia this summer.
The 24-year-old was the source of some speculation at the start of the year, with Premier League side Swansea City one of several clubs linked, while Derby County, Aston Villa, Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday and Wolverhampton Wanderers were all linked with Irvine last month.
Speaking on June 12, Clough confirmed that Albion had had no official approaches for Irvine - or any other first-team player - at that stage.