Watford boss Aidy Boothroyd has ruled out letting Darius Henderson leave Vicarage Road.
Henderson turned down a move to Preston last month, while Sheffield Wednesday also expressed an interest in the powerful forward.
Boothroyd has now moved to end speculation over Henderson's future by declaring the player is going nowhere.
Talks"I've got to sit down with Darius and have a good chat with him but he is staying," Boothroyd said.
"We've come a very long way together and there is definitely a bond there from where we were when he first arrived and where we are now.
"He's come on so much as a player and as person and I don't want to lose a player of that calibre."