Harry Redknapp poured cold water on the chances of either Robbie Keane or Jermain Defoe wearing hoops by the end of January.
The Rs boss admits he desperately needs a striker, if not two, but reckons getting two of the stalwarts who were among his prized assets when all were at Tottenham were odds against.
In Keane's case, Harry neatly sidestepped the chance of a loan deal, even though the player himself hinted at it this week.
Instead, The manager insisted his MLS club LA Galaxy were unlikely to let him go permanently.
"Robbie Keane hasn't gone there for holiday, " he said. "We've never made any enquiries for him and I'm sure LA Galaxy want to keep him."
Harry revealed Rangers had made a bid for Defoe in the summer, but wage demands coupled with the striker celebrating his 32nd birthday in October, were against him.
The manager added: "We made an enquiry for him in the summer, but it was too expensive. He's a top player, but with his age - you're not going to get that money back."