Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has ruled out the possibility of Robbie Keane again heading out of White Hart Lane on loan.
The Republic of Ireland striker spent the second half of last season on loan at Celtic after slipping down the pecking order at the north London club.
Celtic are reported to be keen to re-sign the 30-year-old frontman on loan ahead of the new campaign.
However, Redknapp has suggested that the only way Keane will be leaving Spurs is if another club comes in with a firm transfer offer.
"I wouldn't think that's a possibility because we paid good money for him and to loan him out again, it wouldn't be a goer," he said.
"If Robbie's not happy when the season starts and he's not playing then we'll sit down and discuss it.
"And if he wants to move, someone will have to buy him, but I'm hoping he comes back into the team and makes a real impact."