Feyenoord technical director Martin van Geel has ruled out selling wantaway midfielder Leroy Fer this summer.
The 21-year-old, who is out of contract at De Kuip next June, has made it clear he will not pen an extension on his deal in Rotterdam.
Fer was hoping to join Eredivisie rivals FC Twente, but talks fell through when Feyenoord reportedly rejected their offer because it did not meet their valuation.
Van Geel is now adamant that the Dutch youngster will not leave this summer, meaning he is likely to depart on a free transfer when his contract expires.
"We will absolutely not sell," Van Geel told AD. "If we want to live up to our sporting ambitions, we can simply not afford that. The door is closed."
He added: "We already have eight million euros from players we have sold.
"The departure of another key player would be unmentionable. We have communicated with Leroy and his management."