Malky Mackay has revealed Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham remains central to his plans following speculation over the playerâ€™s future.
The Bluebirds boss can understand the transfer talk but has no intention of letting the 26-year-old former Aston Villa player leave.
"Peter Whittingham is a fantastic player and someone I admire," Mackay said in the Daily Star.
"Why would other clubs not look at him?
"But he's a Cardiff City player and he is staying as a Cardiff player.
"He is central to my plans."