Bramble comes off contract next week.
"It‚Äôs never even crossed my mind,‚ÄĚ former Sunderland boss McCarthy said. ‚ÄúTitus Bramble will have other clubs interested from him, in the Premier League, and I have not spoken to the player or his agent.
‚ÄúBut I can‚Äôt say no because that would be a complete lie.
‚ÄúWhat if he came here and said ‚ÄėListen, I love living down here and this is where I come from, what‚Äôs your budget, what can you offer me?‚Äô, and I said ‚Äė¬£500 a week‚Äô and he said ‚ÄėI love it here and I‚Äôll come and play‚Äô?
‚ÄúI might consider it then under those circumstances. So, if I said no, I‚Äôd be lying.‚ÄĚ