Tommy Smith has told Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill he is happy to stay at the club.
The forward has been the subject of a £1.5million bid from Rangers, who remain eager to snatch the 30-year-old despite Cotterill's opposition.
However, the former Watford man has met up with the Pompey boss this week to reassure him over his future.
Cotterill told Portsmouth's daily The News: "Rangers have made a bid but I don't want to sell him.
"I had a chat with Tommy the other morning, it's the first time we have spoken about it really.
"After having that chat, I don't think Tommy is in any hurry to leave Portsmouth and I am happy with that.
"He never said he wanted to leave and he never said he was unhappy."
In the meantime, Cotterill is looking to get Smith back into the squad for the visit to Preston.
Having sat out of the games against Stevenage and Reading with a hip problem, the Fratton Park tactician is desperate to call on him on Saturday.
He added: "I'm working on getting Tommy back in the team at the moment.
"Hopefully, with a bit of training, he is going to be back and available for us at the weekend.
'That's my main concern at this moment in time, not whether Rangers are interested."