He told the Guardian: "Sometimes you leave a little caveat in somewhere along the way, where you feel that there is no chance unless someone makes a silly offer - that suggests there is a possibility.
"But there is not. He won't be going. We're really happy with him. He may not stay here at Aston Villa for the rest of his life; we're going to have to try and make progress. But my own view is that for him to go anywhere at this minute, even if it came to it, wouldn't be the right thing for him."