No clubs have made an offer for Bolton Wanderers star Mark Davies, insists manager Owen Coyle.
The 24-year-old’s future has been up in the air following his side’s relegation – and new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been linked with midfielder.
But Coyle has denied any interest from other clubs and declared his intention to keep hold of players as they search for an immediate return to top flight football.
"I'm an open book, I've always told you from day one if there's been any interest in my players, whether it be Gary Cahill or any other," said Coyle.
He added: "I can tell you there's been absolutely no phone calls, no dialogue, nothing about Mark Davies.
"It's the usual paper speculation and conjecture."
Coyle will have to adapt to Championship life but hopes to keep hold of a number of young players to secure the club’s future prospects.
"If anybody out there thinks any of our players will be leaving on a whim then they're sadly mistaken," he said.
"Since I came in and inherited that squad, when they were second-bottom of the league and everything else, we've had to patch things up year-by-year because there were players who were on long-term contracts and big money that we couldn't move on.
"We've now got young players that we've tied up on long-term contracts because that's the future of the club. That'll move us on and take us back to the Premier League, I believe.
"Mark Davies, Adam Bogdan and Lee Chung-yong – these are all lads that I've tied up on long-term contracts and we did that because we want them at the football club, to be the nucleus of the team that drives us forward.
"So I can assure you, as far as I'm concerned and the chairman and the owner know my feelings, those players are scheduled to be with us for next season and are looking to get back to the Premier League."
Only Nigel Reo-Coker and goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen have left the Trotters so far – as stand as centre-back Matt Mills and Irish midfielder Keith Andrews were brought in.
"Both players, as you can imagine, were being chased by various clubs all over the country and, indeed, out of England as well," he added.
"There was huge interest in them.
"Keith has loads of international experience as we've seen in the European Championship. As much as Ireland had a difficult time, he actually acquitted himself very well."