Newcastle Jets coach Scott Miller says the A-League side is yet to receive a formal offer for veteran David Carney, who is reportedly in the sights of an unnamed Qatari club.
But Miller conceded there could be truth to rumours the 32-year-old is seeking to exit the club in January, and said the Jets would consider hitting the transfer market for a replacement if he does.
"I'm pretty calm about the whole thing," Miller said.
"When the offer comes in, you look at it. Is it financially viable for the club, is it good for the playing group?
"If it is, you have to make a decision, but until the phone rings you don't really bother talking about it."