Manchester United insist they have no intentions of letting Fraizer Campbell leave the club.
Campbell moved to Tottenham on loan for the rest of the season as part of the deal that eventually brought Dimitar Berbatov to Old Trafford.
Hull are known to have lodged a £7million bid for the England Under-21 striker, whilst Wigan were also strongly linked with the player.
United chief executive David Gill has now revealed that the club turned down a number of offers for Campbell, as manager Sir Alex Ferguson thinks he has a big future ahead of him.
"Fraizer has been a well sought after young striker over the summer and we did receive offers from clubs wanting to buy him," Gill told United's official website.
"We didn't want to sell though because we believe, and Alex believes, he has a great future ahead of him.
"Going on loan to a great club like Tottenham will give him experience in the Premier League and he'll come back a better player and hopefully force his way into the team here.
"So we're delighted with the deal - it's good for him and good for us."
Gill went through the reasoning for selling French duo Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre, who joined Everton and Arsenal respectively, before the transfer window closed.
On Saha he said: "It was a decision that was taken by Alex, the player and the club.
"There were discussions over the summer with a few other clubs, but Louis liked what he heard when he met with David Moyes and decided Everton was where he wanted to go.
"Louis himself felt it would be good for him to have a new start at a good club like Everton. All we can do is wish him all the best and thank him for the service and goals he provided during his time here."
And on Silvestre: "We like a few surprises! Mikael had been with us for nine years, played over 300 games for the club and done fantastically well.
"He was out injured for most of last season and when he came back he wanted to play again.
"But as with Louis I think everyone felt it was the right time for him to move on to a new challenge.
"Again we thank him for his service over the last nine years. You couldn't meet a nicer guy, he was a model professional and I'm sure he'll do very well at Arsenal."