McLeish has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his back four after failing to land Gary Cahill before the transfer deadline.
But the former Scotland boss said: "His name came on my desk but it is nothing more than that at the moment. I am looking at it but I haven't done anything as regards bringing him in.
"I think somebody said that I'd signed him but it is only a name on my desk and I believe he is out of contract so that's the situation. He'd be a free agent."