Mark Hughes: "Are we trying to sign Brazilian duo Alex and Henrique? I saw that as well and I think it's one of those maybe mischief-making Sunday-morning-prior-to-an-early-kick-off lead stories.
"From my point of view, there's certainly no suggestion that we are thinking in those terms.
"As for Barton, he is captain of the club, I have re-iterated that this week. Joey is a quality player and we are looking to bring quality in, not to get those type of players out of the building.
"It's fair to say we are in the market for good players if they become available and if they are attainable.
"We would like to think the players we are able to bring in would be the right quality, and I am sure they would be.
"There is absolutely no chance of the club signing Carlos Tevez in January.
"Not in this window, absolutely not."