"No chance do we want Stewart Downing to go. We certainly don't want to lose Stewart," McLeish told talkSPORT.
"He's a top player.
"I need to see what Stewart's thinking when he comes back because I know that he made some comments when he was away on England duty.
"I'll have a chat with one or two in the coming days and weeks before pre-season training starts and once I get them in for pre-season training proper then I'll get a better idea."