Chase Utley is unavailable -- at least at the moment.

Two general managers with interest in the Phillies star say the Phillies have informed them that Utley isn't going anywhere.

The Phillies are trying to sign Utley to an extension as they consider him their "franchise player'' and there's hope it can get done since Utley is said to love the Phillies. While Philadephia is listening on other star players -- including Cliff Lee -- they are apparently focusing today only an extension for Utley.

The homegrown star has bounced back to have a very nice year after battling knee trouble in recent year and has 13 home runs 36 RBI a .274 batting average and .835 OPS. Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia first reported there were contract talks ongoing.

Some have suggested Carlos Beltran's $26-million two-year deal is a reasonable template for Utley considering their status as stars with knee issues but Phillies GM Ruben Amaro's comments that he'd like to make Utley a "Phillie for life'' suggest he may be considering at least three years.