Shrewsbury manager Paul Simpson has confirmed that the club have rejected a bid from Blackpool for Chris Humphrey.
As revealed by skysports.com last month, Blackpool made an offer to try and signing the highly-rated winger, but Shrewsbury snubbed the bid.
Interest is mounting in 21-year-old Humphrey, with Premier League sides said to be monitoring his situation.
The winger is currently stalling on signing a new two-year deal and Simpson is happy to give him time to mull over his future.
He told the club's official website: "Chris has decided that he wants to give him a little bit more time for decisions to come and I respect that.
"He's had a couple of clubs who have been enquiring but other than Blackpool there isn't anyone else who has been in touch with us about taking Chris Humphrey.
"Until a club agrees something with us or that they are prepared to take a chance with a tribunal then Chris will stay here.
"As he hasn't signed a contract I can't prepare for the season with him in my mind just in case he does go."