New Bolton boss Dougie Freedman has been snubbed in approaches for Lennie Lawrence and Curtis Fleming to join him at the Reebok Stadium from old club Crystal Palace.
"In Lennie and Curtis's situation, they [Palace] feel that, right now, it's not the right time to let them talk to us," Freedman told BBC Radio Manchester.
"We've made the call and it's been rejected. We'll just watch this space."
He added: "There's been discussions but I want to do it the correct way and the professional way."