Hamburg have issued a hands-off warning to Real Madrid in their pursuit of Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Real have been linked with re-signing Van Nistelrooy as a replacement for the injured Gonzalo Higuain and the Holland striker expressed his interest in returning to the Bernabeu this week.
But Armin Veh is desperate to keep hold of the former PSV and Manchester marksman and has no intention of selling the 34-year-old front man.
The Hamburg boss told Deutsche Presseagentur: "There is a clear decision of our club: we are not going to let Ruud van Nistelrooy leave.
"I have respect for him and his points of view, I am aware he is very keen on residing in Madrid after the end of his career. I have a huge respect for his intentions and for him as a person, but he is under contract at our club.
"He is finally in a great shape of fitness right now and him leaving is a clear no go for us."