Southend insist star striker Freddy Eastwood will not be joining Brighton, Nottingham Forest or any other club.
The 21-year-old, whose 24 goals helped the Shrimpers win promotion, has been tipped to leave Roots Hall this summer.
But deputy chairman Geoffrey King said: "He is not for sale. I had two calls within 10 minutes saying offers of £500,000 and £750,000 had been made.
"At that rate, it could have reached £1m. Neither offer had been made and, as I say, he is not for sale."
Eastwood himself has ruled out joining Forest, saying: "If I did leave, it would be for a Premiership or Championship side."