Colchester manager Geraint Williams has described stories of young defender George Elokobi leaving the club as "speculation."
The Championship side have seen several players leave Layer Road in the past few months and their manager is keen to stress that Elokobi is going nowhere.
The 21-year-old full-back has played in each of Colchester's Championship games this season, but has been linked with Scottish champions Celtic.
However, Williams has now moved to quash the rumours that his defender will be following the likes of Jamie Cureton and Chris Iwelumo out of the door.
The Us boss said: "It's just pure speculation."