Paul Lambert is confident Aston Villa will keep hold of Christian Benteke if they retain their Premier League status.
The striker, 22, has been a big hit since arriving at Villa Park from Genk in a £7million deal and is said to be attracting interest from Tottenham and Arsenal.
But Lambert, speaking before his side's clash with the Gunners, said: “It doesn’t concern me who he is linked with and who he is not linked with.
“It proves he’s doing well for me and doing well for himself. That doesn’t interest me, what other people think. I don’t read the headlines. I just get told.”
Asked whether Benteke will stay if struggling Villa keep their top-flight status, Lambert said: “Yes. I don’t have a problem with that at all.
“As far as I’m concerned, the guy is here and he isn’t going anywhere until I say so or not really. That’s the bottom line.
“He’s a really top lad, really humble and, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’ll be a top, top player. The big lad has been phenomenal for us. He is 22, he has got so much to learn and so much to give to the game.
“What he has done for this club, in the short time he has been here, he has got to sustain that, not just over a year — it has got to be for the rest of his career.”