Derby's Dean Leacock is highly unlikely to be leaving Pride Park after the retirement of Alan Stubbs.
Leacock had been linked with Preston North End and Burnley this week, but Rams boss Paul Jewell has played down losing the 24-year-old.
"If something came in that I thought was right for us and right for him, we would listen to it but circumstances in football change and Deano can play right-back, centre-back and midfield, so he is a valuable member of our squad," said Jewell on the clubs official website.
"I think there was a tentative enquiry at chairman level from Burnley but I have dismissed that. It is not the right time.
"So unless someone comes in with a mind-blowing offer, Deano will be staying and I am quite happy to keep him."
Former Everton man Stubbs was Jewell's captain but midfielder Robbie Savage will continue as skipper while he is in the side.
"Sav has got the armband at the moment but I don't put too much emphasis on the captaincy. It is an honour but sometimes it can be overstated," said Jewell.