Kotoko have warned three South African clubs seeking the signature of Seidu Bancey that they will not allow the in-form striker to move abroad as the African Champions League looms.
Bancey, who is considered the Ghana Premier League's hottest striker, has attracted some interest from some top-flight South African teams.
Scouts of some South African team visiting the Local Black Stars camp in South Africa have pinpointed the striker for signing this month.
But the acting Kotoko GM Samuel Opoku Nti has ruled out any possibility of the club selling any of its players as part of the pragmatic measures being taken by management to steer the club to the CAF Champions League trophy this season.
â€œNo, we are not going to sell any player nowâ€, he stated categorically in response to a concern raised by a journalist.
â€œI mean, why would you want to sell a player when really you want to win the Champions League?"
Kotoko will be making their 24th appearance in Africa this season, starting off with Liberiaâ€™s Barrack Young Controllers in Kumasi on February 9, and, as has been the case in previous times, there are fears the club may sell some of its most priced assets even before the start of the competition.