Ricky Sbragia is confident Kenwyne Jones is happy to stay at Sunderland following interest from Tottenham Hotspur.
Sunderland have rejected a bid from Spurs for the Trinidad & Tobago striker, with Sbragia unhappy with the Carling Cup finalists' methods.
He insists there is no chance of the Black Cats selling the former Southampton youngster to another club fighting against relegation.
And Sbragia also believes that, following talks with Jones, the forward has no problems in staying at the Stadium of Light.
Bright and positive
"They are still coming back and doing it again," said Sbragia regarding Spurs' interest. "They're trying to get into the player's head and maybe trying to work the agent a bit more.
"On many occasions we've said no to Spurs. We spoke to Kenwyne on Friday and he's happy here.
"We asked him if the situation had been a problem and he said no. He has never shown once that he doesn't want to be here.
"Niall (Quinn, chairman) was there when I spoke to him. Kenwyne was bright and positive.
"But there's been a lot of pressure put on him which I think is completely wrong. Well, he won't be going. No way.
"I could understand if it was a top-four club, or maybe even Villa and Everton, but I can't understand the Spurs thing. I can't see why we should sell players to clubs in the same situation as ours."