New York Red Bulls have no plans to let USA international defender Tim Ream move to the Premier League during the January transfer window.
Ream spent last week training with West Bromwich Albion and is spending the next few days with top-flight rivals Bolton Wanderers.
Baggies boss Roy Hodgson admitted over the weekend that he is considering making a loan offer for Ream, while he has been mooted as a replacement for Gary Cahill at Bolton.
However, Red Bulls sporting director Erik Soler has made it clear the 24-year-old will not be moving on in January.
"Tim is going to play for us next year," Soler told MLSsoccer.com.
"I met with him, as I did with every single player after the season, and my message was very clear.
"We would like him to go on those two training sessions to gain experience, and also to have a personal benchmark on what the mid-or-lower Premier League would feel like.
"Apart from that we have absolutely no other plans than him returning here and gaining some experience that will be good for us."