Crystal Palace manager Iain Dowie has warned Barclays Premiership clubs that England striker Andrew Johnson will not be leaving the Eagles during the transfer window.
Johnson has scored twice in his last two games and has again been linked with a move to a number of top-flight sides.
But Dowie - whose team won all four of their matches over Christmas and the new year - remains adamant the 24-year-old will stay at Selhurst Park.
'There is no chance of AJ leaving during the window,' Dowie said. 'If we want to return to the Premiership, we need to keep our best players here - and AJ is certainly one of those.'
Meanwhile Hearts have rebuffed suggestions they would accept a bid from Palace for Scotland midfielder Paul Hartley.
Reports suggested the Championship outfit may be set to make an offer of around £800,000 for the 29-year-old.
However, a Hearts spokesman said: 'We will not entertain any such bids for Paul.
'He is an integral member of our team and we expect him to play a pivotal role in the ongoing development of Heart of Midlothian Football Club.'