West Brom manager Tony Pulis has made it clear that he is not interested in selling captain Jonny Evans in the current transfer window.
The centre-back, who has taken the armband from Stoke signing Darren Fletcher, has been linked with Leicester City but Pulis has rubbished the rumour.
"Who hasn't been linked?" Pulis told the club's official website when asked about Evans. "It's a feeding season for the press at the moment and some of the stuff that is written and said is laughable at times.
"But Jonny Evans is staying with West Bromwich Albion. There is no doubt about that.
"Jonny will be our captain next season. He had a fantastic year last season and I'm hoping he steps up now.
"He's not had the responsibility before, to being a captain around the club.
"It's an important job and it's about looking after the players and looking after the dressing room and if we get issues in the dressing room I will be expecting him to sort it out."