MK Dons boss Karl Robinson his distanced the club with a move for David Bentley.
The Tottenham winger is on loan at Russian club FC Rostov until the new year and has been linked with a permanent move away from White Hart Lane in the January transfer window.
But Robinson does not expect to be able to lure the former Arsenal and Blackburn man to stadium:mk.
He told Sky Sports: "I would love to have David Bentley at this football club because he is a player whom I admire very much.
"Rob Segal is both our agents and I speak to David all the time and he knows how highly I rate him as a footballer, but it would be very difficult to see David play his football outside the Premier League.
"With all due respect to our football club, I don't feel that David should be playing at this sort of level."