Jed Wallace has scored six goals in 37 appearances this season
Cardiff City boss Steve Morison would sign Jed Wallace from Millwall “in the blink of an eye”, but says there has been no contact with his former team-mate.
Attacking midfielder Wallace, 28, is set to become a free agent in June and has been linked to the Bluebirds.
Cardiff look set for a squad rebuild this summer, although Morison concedes Wallace could be out of their reach.
“I don’t even know where the combination of two and two came from,” Morison said.
“I would sign Jed Wallace in a heartbeat, but I’m sure Millwall don’t want to let him go and will do everything they can to keep him.
“He’s been Millwall’s best player since I left.
“There won’t be a team in the Championship and I guess the bottom of the Premier League who won’t want to take it
“There will always be an offer on the table for Jed, it will just be much cheaper than elsewhere.”
Wallace has established himself as one of the most threatening attacking players in the Championship with Millwall.
The Lions were in League One when he was initially loaned out by Wolves in 2016 but was promoted in 2017.
Wallace scored 43 goals in 258 appearances for the London club and was the subject of serious interest from Steve Cooper’s Nottingham Forest in January.
Morison is in regular contact but says they haven’t discussed the idea of a move to Wales.
“We have many conversations from time to time, when he wants advice or just wants to chat,” he added.
“Unfortunately we haven’t talked about him coming to Cardiff.
“He could make money in many places, but he’s not interested in that, he wants to be promoted to the Premier League and be part of something.”
Morison says he may have to be “creative” in his transfer deals as Cardiff don’t have the same financial resources as some Championship rivals.
“You just have to look at some of the mess there is in football, only throwing a lot of money [at a squad]because when you do that, you also get a lot of rotten eggs along the way,” Morison said.
“It’s about being creative and just being planned and structured in what you want to do,
“You’re not going to see people being asked for jobs that we haven’t specifically recruited for. You’re not going to see a Leo Bacuna playing at right-back and a striker playing in goal.”
On-loan Cardiff defender Alfie Doughty has returned to parent club Stoke City through injury, while striker Isaak Davies will also miss the rest of the season after suffering a hamstring problem at training.
But influential midfielder Joe Ralls returns to the squad for Cardiff’s trip to Sheffield United on Saturday.