MEGSON DENIES TOFFEES' HUGHES INTEREST
By Steve Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Although he admitted he was surprised that more Premiership clubs were not monitoring the progress of Hughes more closely, he dismissed rumours suggesting that The Toffees had made enquiries as to Hughes' availability.
"It's news to me that Everton are interested in Hughes because I've had no contact from them or any other team," said Megson.
"I'm just staggered there has not been a lot more speculation surrounding Hughes - after all - we're talking about the second highest scorer in the First Division.
"Having said that, I don't wish to sell Lee. He's a vital part of the team and I want him here."
Middlesbrough and Coventry have previously expressed an interest in the 21-goal striker, although neither club persisted with their enquiries regarding the £5 million-plus rated forward.