Hull City boss Steve Bruce says he has no intention of cashing in on star striker Abel Hernandez this summer.
The Uruguayan was a revelation last season as he fired home 22 goals to help the Tigers win promotion back to the Premier League, but he did struggle the last time he played in the top flight.
Hernandez arrived in a £10million deal from Italian side Palermo but could not score the goals to keep the Tigers up. However, he made amends last season and Bruce thinks it will be a different story in the new campaign.
Reports claim Fiorentina and Sampdoria are keen to take him back to Italy but Bruce has ruled that out.
“I think Abel will want to go and play in the Premier League,” said Bruce. “He found it difficult last time he was in the big league but he’ll be better equipped this time. I’m convinced of that.
“Why would I want to sell Abel? We all know that money talks and if it’s huge then it could be out of my hands, but as far as I’m concerned we’re not selling Abel or anybody. We’re going into a tough division with what is a small squad at this moment so we don’t want to sell anyone. We’re only concentrating on bringing new players in.”