Bath head coach Mike Ford has denied a report linking the Premiership club with veteran Springbok lock Victor Matfield.
Radio RMC Sport in France reported that Matfield was moving to Bath after the Rugby World Cup on a one-year deal.
But Ford said the story was inaccurate.
"No, we're definitely not looking at Victor Matfield," he told the Bath Chronicle.
"We're looking at recruitment in all positions all the time, but I don't know where that story has come from."
Matfield, who is 38, has represented South Africa in 122 Tests and was part of the Boks' triumphant squad at the 2007 Worl Cup in France.