Manager Jos Luhukay has ruled out a Sheffield Wednesday move for Chelsea's former England captain, Gary Cahill.
The centre-half is out of contract with the Premier League giants next summer and, having made just two appearances so far this season, could leave Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.
But, despite speculation linking Cahill to the Owls, Luhukay is adamant that Hillsborough won't be the 32-year-old's next destination.
"It's absolutely not possible for us," the boss said. "I can only say when I must bring in new players for Sheffield Wednesday I look not at that age.
"I say that with respect for players like that with their careers and all they have done in the game."
Dronfield-born Cahill, a former Sheffield United loan player, joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers for £7 million in 2012 and is closing in on 300 appearances for the Blues with whom he has won the Premier League and Champions League. He has 61 England caps.
Luhukay, who 10th-placed side face Championship table-toppers Leeds United at home tomorrow night, wants to sign young players for the Owls.
"I think the future for Sheffield Wednesday must be for players between 19 and 23," he said. "That must be the criteria for the future of Sheffield Wednesday, in my opinion."