Kenwyne Jones will head back to Cardiff City as soon as he's finished his holiday – insists manager Russell Slade.
The Bluebirds boss also says he knows of no bids for his star striker and certainly none from the MLS.
Reports around the USA have linked Jones to Columbus Crew and other MLS franchises, while he spent the last few weeks there starring for Trinidad and Tobago in the Concacaf Gold Cup.
The 30-year-old Bluebirds top-scorer has been expected to leave since spending the end of last season on loan at Bournemouth but Slade insists he has big plans for the giant frontman.
He said: “We’ve had no interest in him or enquiries. None that I know about anyway!
“I did not even know he had even been linked with the MLS."
Jones' Trinidad team exceeded all expectations by making the quarter final of the showpiece tournament and featured in one of its most stunning games, a 4-4 draw with Mexico.
But Slade expects him back in plenty of time for the Championship kick off on August 8.
The Bluebirds boss confirmed: “He’s due back with us soon as he’s had a bit more time as he’s only just finished playing internationally.
“He’s had time with his family, I don’t think there should be any issues fitness-wise and he will soon be back with us.
“He’s got a year left on his contract so quite frankly he is our player.”
But with Slade told to cut costs by Cardiff owner Vincent Tan and Jones reportedly one of the highest paid players at the club, Slade admitted his hand might be forced if there was interest shown in the striker.
The Cardiff boss added: “It’s a crystal ball situation right now, if someone comes in and offers £5m for him I’m not sure we would turn it down.
"That’s the way it is, everybody has a price. Right now we are looking to keep a hold of Kenwyne. He is a Cardiff City player.”