Southampton manager George Burley does not want David Prutton to leave the club in January.
Prutton's hometown club Hull have been linked with a £400,000 bid for the midfielder, who is out of contract in the summer.
But Burley is keen to keep the 25-year-old at St Mary's and remains hopeful a new deal can still be agreed.
"We've got interest from clubs about a number of our players and David is one, but we're looking to keep David," Burley told the Southern Daily Echo.
"We know he is out of contract in the summer but we're looking to keep him and see how it goes."