Villa boss Martin O'Neill insists keeper Thomas Sorensen will not be loaned out of Villa Park.
The Danish international is now third-choice at Villa behind Scott Carson and Stuart Taylor, and has confirmed his intention to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season.
There was speculation that the 31-year-old could join Championship outfit Barnsley, who eventually signed West Bromwich Albion's Luke Steele on loan.
But Villa boss O'Neill has confirmed that the Dane will not be leaving the club before the summer as he is needed to provide cover.
O'Neill told the Express & Star: "There was absolutely nothing in it at all.
"There were Premier League teams who were interested in taking him, but it wasn't going to happen.
"Barnsley might have approached (Villa chief scout) Ian Storey-Moore, but I didn't want Thomas to go.
"I didn't want us to be in the situation we were in last season when we had no goalkeeper and had to loan Gabor Kiraly.
"I didn't see that many clubs racing around to help us a year ago.
"So what was the point?
"We've got to get to the end of the season and we've got 12 games, so why put ourselves in a position like that where we might find ourselves short of cover?"