Wigan manager Steve Bruce has told Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari to forget about signing Egypt striker Amr Zaki.
Zaki has caught Scolari's eye after scoring eight times in the Premier League since joining on loan from El Zamalek and the Blues have been linked with a big-money bid when the transfer window reopens in January. However, Bruce is determined to keep the 25-year-old and insists he will remain at the JJB Stadium for the rest of the season.
"It does become a bit repetitive and boring," Bruce said. "It is Chelsea this week, Real Madrid last week, Liverpool the week before, Man City before that. I think the whole thing needs to be addressed really. He is ours for the rest of the season.
"I know he has done well, but he's missed the last month (with injury) and he needs to make sure he starts playing and gets in our team - because that won't be easy for him either.
"All of this nonsense around him, I do believe gets to him a little bit. But I can't stop this constant speculation about Zaki."