Dean Smith has insisted, once again, that there have been no bids for any Brentford players over the course of the transfer window.
However, Smith insisted that there had been nothing official for the pair and they were both focused on Saturday's game with Nottingham Forest.
He said: “From what I'm led to believe, there have been no bids for the players we've talked about. They're Brentford players and pushing for selection on Saturday.”
Smith decided to take the captaincy away from Dean, with the defender out of contract, but there has been no change in their relationship since the head coach announced that decision on Tuesday.
He added: “I saw the headlines of being stripped of the captaincy but it was far from that.
“Harlee and I had a chat in pre-season and felt the limbo he was in in terms of captain then I didn't think it was right for him to be leading the players. We have a really good relationship and long may that continue.”
The Owls are the side said to be most interested in Dean and there would be disappointment at Griffin Park if last season's player of the year signed for a Championship rival.
Smith, though, wouldn't be drawn on the rumours linking Dean with a move to Carlos Carvahal's side.
He explained: “There's only speculation at the moment so it's hard to talk about something that hasn't happened.
“All I can concentrate on is what I can control. All I can control is Harlee's training and his games. He's in amongst the players, training really well and long may that continue.”
Reports had claimed that West Ham had a bid for Jota rejected and that the Spaniard had already agreed personal terms with the club though. Smith, though, dismissed them as speculation.
“There has been no bid from anybody for Jota. That speculation can go where it was before,” the Bees boss confirmed.
“He's been his normal smiley, intelligent football self and is looking forward to the game on Saturday.”