It was reported on Thursday that the Saints boss was ready to sanction the sale of the fans' favourite in January - something he rejected out of hand.
"I want to be respectful with that sort of rumours and news that happens but what can I say?" he asked.
"Through Twitter, Facebook, all sorts of media you can throw out there any kind of rumours.
"He's been in the starting line-up in every game so I don't understand these kind of rumours and I don't want to understand them. I thought this only happened in Spain."