Hearts have dismissed reports that Crystal Palace could soon sign their Scottish international midfielder Paul Hartley.
Iain Dowie is believed to be interested in bringing the 29-year-old midfielder to Selhurst Park for a fee of around £800,000 – alhough SPL heavyweights Celtic and Rangers are also in the frame.
But high-flying Hearts insist they have no intention of derailing their season by selling a key player.
"We will not entertain any such bids for Paul," said a Hearts spokesman.
"He is an integral member of our team and we expect him to play a pivotal role in the ongoing development of Heart of Midlothian Football Club."