Moyes: Beattie's not for sale
By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
David Moyes has denied rumours suggesting James Beattie is Blackburn Rovers-bound.
David Moyes has denied rumours suggesting James Beattie is Blackburn Rovers-bound when the transfer window reopens in January.
Former Rovers trainee Beattie has been strongly linked with a return to Ewood Park after falling out of favour with Moyes.
Beattie only featured as a 74th minute substitute in The Toffees' 0-0 draw at home to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The uncertainty surrounding Beattie's status has reportedly led to Rovers manager Mark Hughes submitting an enquiry for the 28-year-old.
However Moyes is adamant that Beattie will remain at Everton.
"James Beattie will not be sold in the transfer window," Moyes told Everton's official website.
"An awful lot of you people are making up stories at the moment, but he's not for sale.
"James is determined to play for Everton and improve what he's all about and I'm sure he's capable of doing that."