Stoke boss Tony Pulis has no intention of letting goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, or any of his other key players, leave in January.
Reports have suggested that Manchester United and Liverpool are interested in the Bosnia international, who, as an ever-present for the Potters in their 15 Barclays Premier League games this term, has conceded only 12 goals and kept seven clean sheets.
Begovic was quoted as saying he is happy to stay and Pulis stressed his determination to keep hold of all his star men for the rest of the season. He said: "If a big club comes in for any of our players, then it is very difficult to say 'no, we are not going to do it.'"
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2012, All Rights Reserved.