Leeds United manager Neil Warnock has told talkSPORT that the club will only sell Luciano Becchio if they sign an adequate replacement.
The Argentine striker, who has been prolific for the Whites since his arrival at Elland road, handed in a transfer request on Friday and has been linked with a move to Aston Villa and Wigan, while courting interest from Turkey.
But Warnock insisted that they do not have to part with the 29-year-old if they don’t want to.
He told the Weekend Sports Breakfast: “I spoke to Luciano and I haven’t got a problem but we can’t even consider letting him go unless we get players in. Until that happens he is our player.
“We have had a couple of offers from abroad and one of those came back the other day and increased their offer but it’s not sufficient for us to sell him.
“We haven’t got to sell him. He’s got 18 months to go [on his contract]. Once the window closes, if he stays, I wouldn’t have a problem with him, he’d just knuckle down.
“With the offers that are on the table at times behind the scenes it is tempting to put a transfer request in. Unless we get players in, which we’re working hard to do, then he won’t be going anywhere.”