Former Toon boss Sam Allardyce has reiterated his willingness to speak to Everton about their managerial vacancy but denied having already discussed the matter with major shareholder Farhad Moshiri.
Reports on Tuesday claimed Moshiri had already made contact with the former Bolton, Sunderland and West Ham boss.
Allardyce insists he has not held talks with Moshiri but is open to an approach.
Asked what the situation was with potential contact from Everton, Allardyce, who last week said he would "consider" taking a call from the Toffees, told talkSPORT: "Nothing, at the minute.
"It's like everything else, if someone comes calling there is the opportunity to speak, there's no doubt about that."
When Allardyce, who is currently planning to attend a League Managers' Association masterclass at St Andrews in Scotland this week, was asked whether any contact had been made by Moshiri he replied: "No. No. No."