Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has rejected rumours linking him with a move away from the club this summer.
Rafael Benitez has set his sights on managing in the Champions League next term after bringing his stint at Chelsea to a close.
Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch has warned West Brom off manager Michael Appleton.
The 36-year-old has apparently emerged as a top contender for The Hawthorns job with Roy Hodgson set to leave to take up the England post.
Appleton had an injury-thwarted spell as a player at Albion, before working his way up to assistant manager, including to Hodgson.
But despite his link with the Midlands club, and financially-stricken Pompey's relegation to League One, Birch insists he is happy to stay put.
"We want Michael here, absolutely. Hopefully, Michael is here for the long term," Birch told The Portsmouth News.
"I met with him and there was nothing mentioned about West Brom. As far as I'm concerned, Michael will be staying as Portsmouth manager.
"There has been no approach and we wouldn't welcome one. He is the future of the club. He's been blown away by the support and the last thing he wants is to go.
"If West Brom were to make a bid, it would be hellishly difficult because they are in the Premier League and he spent many years there. But bids are not welcome. Not at all."