Stoke City manager Mark Hughes says that Glenn Whelan will not be joining Norwich City in this transfer window.
Reports earlier in the week had suggested that Norwich manager Chris Hughton was preparing a bid for the midfielder.
But speaking to The Sentinel, Hughes said that selling Whelan wasn't an option.
He said: "I've had no contact with Norwich. It's not our intention to let Glenn go. We don't anticipate anybody leaving."
Hughes has been linked with a move for Blackpool's Tom Ince although that move now appears unlikely.
Stoke travel to Sunderland on Wednesday evening before a home fixture against Manchester United.