Wolverhampton: Wolves manager Mick McCarthy was adamant on Wednesday that in-form Scotland striker Steven Fletcher would not be put up for sale during the January transfer window.
The 24-year-old Fletcher has scored six goals in 10 Premier League matches so far this season, with five coming in his last six games.
"He's a Premier League player scoring goals so he's going to get headlines. Players always do when they're scoring goals," McCarthy told the Wolverhampton Express and Star.
Asked if he felt Fletcher would be a transfer target, McCarthy said: "No. If I say 'yes' then I've suddenly put him up for sale haven't I? So, categorically, no," he added.
"All Fletcher can do is play and score, for his career here and his Scotland career.
"He's still only a young man, so all he can do is keep playing well and scoring. It's a great feeling as a footballer to be playing well.
"He's a very good player, he's excellent. It's his all-round game, but as with all strikers it's his goals that top his performances off.
"And he wants to score. He loves scoring."
Wolves are currently 17th in the table, two points above the relegation zone.