Wyness denies AJ rumours
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Keith Wyness has denied reports linking Andrew Johnson with a move away from Everton.
Everton chief executive Keith Wyness has strongly denied reports linking Andrew Johnson with a move away from Goodison Park.
The Blues' record signing was substituted during England's poor 0-0 draw with Israel on Saturday and on Sunday reports suggested the striker was a potential target for Tottenham and Arsenal this summer.
"I can only imagine this (speculation) comes from an erroneous story in one national newspaper a couple of weeks ago," Wyness told the Liverpool Echo.
"There is absolutely nothing in it. AJ has made it quite clear that he is happy here and we are absolutely delighted with him."
Johnson, however, is now keen to affirm his place in the England side.
He has netted 12 goals for Everton since his move from Crystal Palace and hoped to take his form up a notch to international level as he made his first start for England at the Ramat Gan Stadium.
"At this stage in my career, I don't think it gets any bigger than starting an England qualifier," said 26-year-old Johnson.
"Steve McClaren is a top manager and to hear those comments before I joined up meant a lot. It feels like I'm more part of the England set-up than maybe I was 18 months ago."