The ex-France international posted on Twitter that he had turned down a move to the Championship club but Saunders has made it clear that he never spoke to the 38-year old about a move to Keepmoat Stadium.
"One of the lads asked him and he said no. That's as far as it went," said Saunders.
"We need to bring in good players who work hard. If you have good players who don't work hard then you don't have a very good side."