Allardyce recently explained the central defender may have been among those scouted but that signing possible targets was an entirely different matter.
That fell short of him ruling out a move and Symons said: “We`ve got an excellent group of young players and I want to take them forward with Fulham.’
“I want to keep Dan. He`s a big part of how we play and he`s been excellent since he`s come in – he`s one of our leaders.
“We`re under no pressure to sell anyone. It`s never once been mentioned and I don`t think it will be.”
That is the attitude we need to adopt if we are to climb out of this league and back into the Premier League.