Rennes have told West Ham United target Sylvain Marveaux that he is staying put this summer.
The Hammers have been linked with a move for the 24-year-old midfielder, who had an excellent campaign with the Brittany club last term.
Marveaux himself has revealed the interest in him is high and that he feels he should be allowed to leave Rennes, the club where he has spent his entire career.
"Rennes is my club and I owe them because I have been trained by them and they gave me my chance," he said.
"But today, large French and European clubs want me, and that has left me thinking, at 24, I think it is time to move on."
Despite the interest, and Marveaux's sentiments, Rennes are standing firm and their general manager Pierre Dreossi insists they will not be selling.
Rennes have recently sold Jimmy Briand to Lyon, meaning that they are in no need to raise any money from further sales.
"I have said this before and I repeat, Sylvain Marveaux will be with Rennes next season," said Dreossi.
"I do not usually change my mind, I've demonstrated that in the past.
"We are looking forward to a good season and expect Sylvain to be part of that."
Following the departures of Briand and Petter Hanson, who joined Monaco, Rennes are wasting little time in adding to their squad.
They have completed a deal for Le Havre starlet Jean-Armel Kana Biyik, who has signed a four-year contract.
They are also hopeful of completing a deal for Nigerian international stopper Onyekacki Apam from Nice after bidding more than £4million for his services.
Apam is also set to sign a four-year deal with the club. Likewise Cameroonian international Georges Mandjeck is putting the finishing touches to his switch from Stuttgart.