Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Ince has assured fans no more players will be sold before the market deadline falls.

Roque Santa Cruz has been heavily linked with a move away from Ewood Park for much of the summer, Benni McCarthy has recently been mooted as a potential target for Turkish side Galatasaray.

But Ince has told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph: "The door is shut now. The players can't go, full stop.

"Clubs are trying to unsettle some of my players. I don't like it. It's my first job in the Premier League and the last thing I want to do is sell my best players.

"Benni is definitely one of them and there's plenty more. As far as I'm concerned, the situation is closed.

"There's always going to be speculation about players, but I can categorically say, 100 per cent, that nobody will be leaving this club."