St Mirren boss Danny Lennon has played down suggestions that Kenny McLean has agreed to join Championship outfit Ipswich Town.
The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Scotland, with a number of English clubs understood to have been alerted by his performances this season.
However, Lennon told the Paisley Express: "Kenny has another year on his contract and he's going to be a big player for us next season as we try to move forward.
"I spoke to the Ipswich manager, Mick McCarthy, on the phone recently and he never mentioned Kenny once."
A host of Football League clubs are said to be monitoring developments.