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."
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