Brentford's search for a manager looks set to drag on into next week with the club revealing they have yet to offer anyone the job.
St Johnstone claim boss Derek McInnes turned down a move to Griffin Park last week, but the Bees insist they have not made any formal offers.
Striker Nicky Forster, who has been in temporary charge since Andy Scott was sacked in March, is not in the running despite admitting he wants the job.
Former West Brom boss Roberto di Matteo was heavily linked with the role but is now also in the frame for the Sheffield United vacancy, while Rushden manager Justin Edinburgh is also believed to be on the shortlist.
Bees chief executive officer Andrew Mills said: "The process of drafting a shortlist and interviewing candidates has been ongoing for some while and, despite reports to the contrary, no formal offer has has been made to anyone at this stage.
"However, we continue to investigate every possible opportunity to find the best candidate and I remain hopeful that our current discussions and negotiations, though delicate, will have a positive outcome."
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