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Ince wants to hang on to stars

Ince wants to hang on to stars

Blackburn boss Paul Ince has insisted that his club will not be selling anymore players this summer. The departures of Brad Friedel and David Bentley have already unsettled the Rovers' camp and there were reports that Roque Santa Cruz and Benni McCarthy could leave too.

"The door is shut now. The players can't go, full stop," Ince told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.

"Clubs are trying to unsettle some of my players. I don't like it. It's my first job in the Premier League and the last thing I want to do is sell my best players.

"Benni is definitely one of them and there's plenty more. As far as I'm concerned, the situation is closed.

"There's always going to be speculation about players, but I can categorically say, 100 per cent, that nobody will be leaving this club."