Central Coast coach Mike Mulvey has poured cold water on rumours the club have offered triallist Usain Bolt a permanent contract.
Reports emerged on Sunday that the Olympic champion had been offered a deal by the Mariners.
But speaking after the 1-1 draw away to Brisbane Roar, Mulvey rubbished the speculation, insisting it was "news to me".
"We don't talk about speculation," Mulvey said.
"I don't know anything about that. We've just had a great game."
Mulvey wouldn't be drawn on the issue, but hinted the report wasn't accurate when he pointed to the strength of his attack.
"I do appreciate how important this story is for the rest of the world," he said.
"But if you have a look at our front line today and you wonder whether he could get into any of those positions.
"We've got Connor Pain, Mikey McGlinchey, Tommy Oar, Matt Simon, Ross McCormack, we've got a very good front third. I don't know anything about that.
"You're talking about speculation. I don't know anything about it. That's the god honest truth."