Manchester City boss Mark Hughes has insisted he does not want to lose Nedum Onuoha.
The England Under-21 star has been strongly linked with a move away from Eastlands, as City continue to hunt some of the world's top talent.
A number of clubs have been linked with 22-year-old Onuoha, as City chase the likes of John Terry and Joleon Lescott.
Indeed Everton are understood to be one of those keen on taking Onuoha, and would hope to include him in any deal that could potentially see Lescott move to City.
But City chief Hughes insists he does not want to lose Onuoha.
"Nedum is one of our finest young players," Hughes said in the Manchester Evening News.
"He was outstanding for us last season, and I am not looking to move one of our prize assets away from City."