Kevin MacDonald insists Aston Villa have received no contact from Tottenham regarding Ashley Young.
Spurs were reported to have lodged a bid for the England international, with Harry Redknapp having identified the winger as a top target.
With the transfer window set to slam shut at 6pm on Tuesday, clubs are stepping up their search for new recruits.
Villa are aware that a number of their players remain on the radars of their rivals, but are reluctant to see any more of their star men leave having already offloaded James Milner to Manchester City.
That means they will do all they can to retain the services of Young, but for now MacDonald claims that is not even an issue as no approach has been made for the 25-year-old playmaker.
He said: "We've not had any contact from Tottenham for Ashley Young, nothing at all. We've not had any bid from them at all.
"Clubs are going to be coming in for some of our top players because one or two of them have been tremendous.
"They have shown some great form at the start of this season. I would like to think the club wouldn't sell them but who knows.
"If it was down to me, I wouldn't sell them."
MacDonald admits Villa's ability to keep their best players out of the clutches of others will play a big part in his decision whether to apply for the manager post on a full-time basis or not.
Defensive lynchpin James Collins has also expressed his opinion on the matter, believing it is 'vitally important' that Villa resist any attempts to prise Young away.
"It is vitally important we keep hold of Ashley," he said.
"Any club wants to try and hold onto their best players if they can. Ashley is right up there with the best players at the club and we will be busting a gut to hang onto him.
"Unfortunately James Milner left. But we've got to put that behind us and kick on."
Meanwhile, MacDonald has revealed that recent arrival Stephen Ireland is set to undergo a scan after picking up a hamstring injury during the warm-up ahead of Sunday's 1-0 win over Everton.
"Stephen hurt his hamstring in the warm-up," he said.
"We will get the scan done on Monday and take it from there.
"He felt a tightness and there was no point in trying to play because, if he ends up getting injured for six to eight weeks, we can't afford that. He is a wonderful player."