Everton deny deal for Jack Rodwell agreed with Manchester United
Friday 18 March 2011
Everton manager David Moyes has stressed they are not a selling club and dismissed suggestions a deal to sell midfielder Jack Rodwell to Manchester United has already been agreed.
Reports last weekend claimed the 20-year-old would be heading to Old Trafford in the summer.
Moyes said that was "rubbish" as the club wanted to hang on to their best players.
"I don't know where all the talk has come from of a deal being done with Manchester United because that is a load of rubbish, a complete untruth," he said.
"It is definitely not the case so if anyone wants to come in and disprove me they should do so.
"Stop telling people the wrong things in the media. The media have a responsibility to tell people the facts.
"There has been no contact and we want to keep him at the club for a long time and I have no reason to suggest anything else.
"We have let two players go in my time in Wayne Rooney (to United) and Joleon Lescott (to Manchester City) who I couldn't keep hold of.
"Steven Pienaar (transferred to Tottenham in January) was coming out of contract and we got an offer, otherwise we wouldn't have let him go.
"All the other ones in the time I have been here we have felt it was the right time for them to go. We will only let people go if we think it is the right thing to do."
Latest in Sport
When is the earliest Liverpool can WIN the Premier League title?
Norwich 2 Liverpool 3 match report: Liverpool go five points clear of Chelsea at top of Premier League table on day Luis Suarez hits goal number 30
Luis Suarez and the 'Easter miracle': Liverpool striker shows both sides as he reaches 30 Premier League goals but play acts yet again
David Moyes says Manchester United passed 'brilliantly', despite 2-0 defeat to Everton
Liverpool: Three remaining fixtures - can they remain on top of the Premier League table?
- 1 ‘Leeds is on fire’: Huge chemical-fuelled blaze on Armley industrial estate leads to hazardous smoke warning for city
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Queen turns 88: David Bailey captures another side of the Queen in birthday portrait
- 4 Loch Ness Monster found on Apple Maps?
- 5 Criminals ‘using unmanned drones and infrared cameras to find illegal cannabis farms’ – and then steal from the growers
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
'Sinful': Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy comes under attack
An open letter to Nigel Farage: you may smile, but I am not seduced
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
Abdullah Deghayes: My son was the martyr of a just cause, says father of British teenager killed in Syria conflict