Everton defender Bryan Oviedo won't be leaving the Toffees this month.
Sunderland are among a host of clubs understood to have made an enquiry about the left-back this January transfer window.
But Everton plan to continue knocking back any offers, report the Liverpool Echo.
The 26-year-old has attracted interest from a series of clubs, including several in the Championship, but Everton boss Ronald Koeman wants to keep him on Merseyside in order to offer back-up to first-choice Leighton Baines.
Oviedo has been a loan target for clubs but any interest from Sunderland would have had to have been on a permanent deal.
That is because the Black Cats already have two domestic loans with Jason Denayer (Manchester City) and Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United) currently on season-long deals.