Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has made it clear in no uncertain terms that Alan Hutton will not be leaving Villa Park this summer.
Aston Villa have been extremely active in recent summer transfer windows and with the number of players in the squad currently very large, manager Steve Bruce is looking to offload a few individual surplus to requirements in the coming days.
Aaron Tshibola has already left and Bruce has publicly admitted that the trio of Ross McCormack, Gary Gardner and Tommy Elphick are also free to depart.
Recently, there has been speculation that Alan Hutton could also be sold this summer as he has entered the final year of his contract with the Villans and the likes of Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday have been credited with an interest in the 32-year-old.
However, Bruce has now gone on to address the speculation surrounding Hutton’s future and has categorically denied claims that the veteran full-back is available for a transfer.
Bruce told The Birmingham Mail, “I’ve seen him linked with all sorts this summer – I think I’ve been linked with 100 players and the reality is I’ve bought two, loaned one and got two on a free transfer. All the nonsense… Alan Hutton is fine, no problem.”