Ligue 1 champions Bordeaux are confident Marouane Chamakh will not be on the move this summer.
The Moroccan frontman has been strongly linked with a switch to England during the transfer window, with Arsenal and West Ham leading the race for his signature.
The Hammers were believed to be preparing a big-money approach as they look to bolster their threadbare attacking options.
Chamakh has previously admitted that he would be open to a move to the Premier League, with his contract in France set to expire at the end of the 2009/10 campaign.
However, no deal has materialised and Bordeaux boss Laurent Blanc now believes that the 25-year-old will remain at Stade Chaban Delmas.
"I'm not even going to ask myself that question because I think he is going to stay," he said when probed as to the possibility of Chamakh leaving.
"The situation is a lot clearer for the player than the media. It's a situation which gives you a lot to write and talk about. We don't listen to it.
"Marouane wants to leave for a big club but sadly for him, that big club hasn't come in for him."
"The biggest club that wishes to have him is this one, you know that better than me."