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AJ not for sale, say Toffees

Filed: Monday, 4th June 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel

Everton chief executive Keith Wyness has hit out at reports suggesting striker Andrew Johnson could be on his way to the Boleyn Ground.

Wyness, speaking via Everton's website this morning said:

"We have had no contact from any club with regard to Andrew Johnson - nor would we welcome any.

"Whilst I feel certain there will be many Premiership clubs who will covet a player of Andrew's skills and abilities, he is an Everton player and, as he made perfectly clear on several occasions last season, he is very happy to be an Everton player."

Meanwhile Toffees boss David Moyes - clearly forgetting how quickly he sold Wayne Rooney when Manchester United came calling - added:

"The West Ham consortium wouldn't have enough money to buy Andrew Johnson or any other Everton player - and for them to think they could shows a lack of understanding of our game."

Wyness' comments contradict a string of reports suggesting that the Bedford-born striker - who joined Everton a year ago in an 8.6m switch from Crystal Palace - is unhappy in the North West and looking for a return to London.

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