Steve Coppell has insisted Reading were never in danger of losing their best players in January.
Stephen Hunt was constantly linked with a move back to the Premier League but manager Coppell has confirmed the club did not field a bid at any stage for the winger.
He said: "We were never under any threat, despite what all the speculation might have suggested."
He added: "I can honestly say we never received a formal offer for one of our players at any stage during the window.
"If you leave the door open just a little bit the press assume business will be done so that is why we signed Kevin Doyle to a new contract well before the window opened."
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms