Eddie Patterson insists wanted duo Sean Ward and Andy Waterworth remain a “big part” of his plans at Glentoran.
Speculation continues to mount over the pair as the New Year transfer window opens in earnest.
Champions Linfield are one of a number of clubs being linked with versatile defender Ward - who still has 18 months remaining on his contract at the Oval.
Striker Waterworth will become a free agent in the summer, opening the door for official approaches from rival clubs in January.
For Glens boss Patterson, both players remain an integral part of his plans on Mersey Street.
“We have had no official approaches from any club, so if the players have been contacted then it has been a breach of regulations,” Patterson said. Sean has 18 months left on his contract and I have told him how important he is to the squad.
“Andy does come out of contract in the summer, but any of the chats and discussions I have had with him have been very positive.
“Andy is playing well and scoring goals, and the training methods are benefitting him here.
“Whether that would happen at another club, I don’t know.
“But I aim to sit down and talk with Andy this week and see where we go.”
Patterson - who is preparing for Tuesday’s trip to Coleraine - is fast approaching one year in the Oval hot-seat.
He admits it has been a “testing” time since succeeding Scott Young last February.
“It has been very testing - very tough,” he added.
“Last summer we had plans to bring some players in, and then we were told the wage cap was reduced.
“So it was difficult knowing we couldn’t really bring anyone in.
“They have gone through a lot this season, so to be sitting fourth in the table is a good achievement. We know there is a long way to go, and it will take time.”