Sheffield United's new manager Bryan Robson insists striker Rob Hulse will definitely be at the club next season.
Hulse has been linked with a move away from the club
Robson sold the striker when the pair were at West Brom, but he says there are no hard feelings between the two and that Hulse has a big part to play.
He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "I've seen him play several times for Leeds and more recently for Sheffield United last season where he was excellent.
"We have had a good chat and there is no ill feeling between us."
The 27-year-old fell out of favour at the Hawthorns before being sold by Robson to Leeds in May 2005.
But Robson explained that the decision to let Hulse move on was not personal.
He added: "The problem for Rob at West Brom was that he had lots of strikers in front him, the likes of Nwankwo Kanu and Rob Earnshaw and he wanted first team football. The only way he could get that was to move on."