Sven Goran Eriksson insists he will not be selling a trio of key Manchester City players.
Richard Dunne, Nedum Onuoha and Stephen Ireland have all been linked with moves away from the club in recent days.
Newcastle United reportedly want Dunne as the centre-half continues talks over a new contract, but Eriksson will not part with his skipper.
"You don't sell your captain! I know that talks are going on, and I hope that it will be sorted out soon," said Eriksson.
England Under 21 defender Onuoha was linked with Aston Villa, while Ireland was rumoured to be a target for Liverpool.
But City boss Eriksson will not consider the sale of the two youngsters as he looks to bring European football to the club.
The Swede added: "There is not a chance Nedum moves from here.
"I am counting on him. He is a good player and he is our player.
"He has come through from the academy and like Ireland we have high hopes for him. Why would we want them to leave?"
Meanwhile, Eriksson says it would be 'a pity' if Rolando Bianchi left the club after the Italian striker was linked with a move to Torino.
"It's a pity if he goes, but on the other hand he is not playing much," said Eriksson.
"He's 24, has much promise and one of his dreams is to play No.9 for Italy. You can understand that his chances of doing that will be affected if he doesn't play much."