Leicester City will not be selling captain Wes Morgan this summer – or any key players.
There were reports over the weekend that Nottingham Forest, who sold Morgan to City in January last year for £1million, had tabled an offer to re-sign Morgan, which was immediately rejected.
The Mercury understands City are adamant they will not sell their skipper.
It is also believed that Morgan has told City he has no interest in leaving King Power Stadium either.
Boss Nigel Pearson sees Morgan as vital to his plans for the new campaign after a tremendous season, which saw him named in the Championship team of the year. City will adopt the same hard-lined approach as they did with Hull's attempts to sign goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, when they rejected offers and refused to discuss the matter.
Morgan is entering the final year of his contract and is expected to be offered a new three-year contract.
Morgan will return to pre-season training today with the rest of his team-mates as they get back to work ahead of the new campaign.
The players underwent a day of fitness testing last week but officially return to start their preparations this morning at Belvoir Drive.
Pearson and his staff will put the players through their paces for a few days before taking them out to Austria for a training camp.
City then return and kick-off their pre-season friendly fixtures at Leamington Spa on Friday, July 12.
They then travel to Ilkeston, Port Vale and York City before entertaining Monaco on July 27 and finish their preparations away at Northampton on July 30 before they kick-off their campaign on Saturday, August 3, at Middlesbrough.