Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has expressed his desire to keep Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Southampton have been reported as lining up a £3m bid for City's leading scorer who was on target on Tuesday night against Cardiff City but Thorn said that it is not up to him if Jutkiewicz stays or goes.
Speaking to Press Association , Jutkiewicz said: I don't know what's going to happen, whatever happens I'll have to deal with.
"Managers now, I think across the game, don't dictate who goes in and out of clubs. They can have their opinion but it doesn't matter.
"We've had a lot of hurdles and obstacles put in front of us this year and we've blooded a lot of young boys into the team, they're a credit to the football club.
"I would love to keep Jutkiewicz, absolutely.
"But, as I said, I think the game is decided elsewhere when it comes to who stays and who doesn't. I've got to get on with whatever happens, that's not me bleating, that's how it is unfortunately."