Brisbane coach Michael Voss says he will not meet with Adelaide star forward Kurt Tippett while in town for the Lions' clash with Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium on Saturday.
Tippett, a Queensland native, has been linked with a move back home all year with the Lions and Gold Coast eager to pounce on the versatile tall.
Tippett looked certain to sort out his future with Adelaide until negotiations stalled after the 25-year-old suffered three bouts of concussion during a five-week period in June and July.
Representatives of the Crows met with Tippett's Brisbane-based management last Friday night but neither party came any closer to reaching an agreement.
This was followed by an announcement on Tuesday from Adelaide that contract talks would be put on hold until the end of the season to avoid the drawn out saga being a distraction for Tippett and the club ahead of their first finals campaign since 2009.
It was also reported talks were put off after the towering dynamo rejected a five-year deal worth an estimated $650,000 a season which would have made him the highest paid player at West Lakes.
Voss laughed off suggestions on Friday that he would meet with Tippett this weekend.
"I wasn't anticipating a Kurt Tippett question but it's great that you asked," Voss said to a reporter.
"Where that sits at the moment is really nowhere. He's an Adelaide player and will be an Adelaide player until that day comes where if he decides otherwise.
"Outside of that we've got a job to be able to do this week against Port Adelaide and that's where our focus firmly lies."
If Tippett is to make the move to Brisbane or the Gold Coast, the Crows have made it well aware of their intentions to be appropriately compensated.
With the Lions eager to find captain Jonathan Brown a suitable partner up forward, there have been suggestions classy South Australian-born midfielder Jack Redden could be used as part of the deal for Tippett.
However, Voss wants to keep a hold of the talented 21-year-old.
"I didn't realise I put him on the table," Voss said regarding a trade proposal with Adelaide.
"I think that's been highlighted through the progress we've made as a group that we hold a nucleus of our team together.
"To be able to grow our side you've got to be able to have that young group coming through which we've invested a fair bit in so it probably shows how important he is to us."
Despite last Saturday's upset win over Adelaide, Voss said his players were remaining level-headed ahead of the clash with the Power.
Voss said while the result had injected confidence into his side, who had won just one of their six games heading into last week, it would count for nothing if the Lions could not piece together back-to-back wins.
"You always want to have an injection of confidence for getting a win against a top-four side," Voss said.
"We did it last week against Adelaide but it doesn't mean necessarily we've proven that we can do it over multiple weeks so that's the challenge for us.
"It's also how you handle winning ... I've been around long enough to know that footy does move in a week to week cycle.
"Like my old boss (Leigh Matthews) used to say 'winning's like junk food'. It's one of those things you have got to leave behind and be professionals about, and move on to the next task."That next task is Port Adelaide and you can never take teams for granted at their home venue."