St Mirren have denied that starlet Kenny McLean is on the verge of a move to Ipswich Town.
The 21-year-old midfielder has been tipped to emulate Kenny Dalglish and Graeme Souness, and enjoyed a good season for the Buddies despite their lowly 11th place finish in the Scottish Premier league.
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy is looking to bolster his side, which finished 14th in the Championship, but St Mirren boss Danny Lennon is intent on keeping McLean north of the border.
"Kenny has another year on his contract and he's going to be a big player for us next season as we try to move forward," Lennon told the Paisley Express.
"I spoke to the Ipswich manager, Mick McCarthy, on the phone recently and he never mentioned Kenny once."