Jordan accuses Spurs
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Simon Jordan has hit out at Tottenham Hotspur for their interest in Andy Johnson.Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has hit out at Tottenham Hotspur for their interest in Andy Johnson.
Reports have claimed that Spurs are hoping to tempt the England international across London, along with Palace team-mate Wayne Routledge.
Spurs are purportedly willing to offer a package of £7.5 million for the duo but Jordan has been riled by the speculation.
Routledge is widely expected to move to White Hart Lane when his contract expires, with the fee likely to be decided by a tribunal.
Jordan denies a deal for Routledge has been completed, while conceding the winger will be on his way, but he is adamant that Johnson will not be leaving Selhurst Park as well.
Jordan insists that the prolific striker is not for sale and has accused Spurs of aiming to prise Johnson away from The Eagles on the cheap.
"Another club is trying to steal one of the best players in the country for two shillings and sixpence," Jordan told The Sun.
"I've not had a formal bid from Tottenham for Andrew and, despite what others say, Wayne is not a Spurs player yet.
"Andrew is not for sale. He is happy and I've told him we are not going to let any first-team regulars leave - apart from Wayne."
Jordan, though, is likely to have to field further interest in Johnson over the summer after Palace's relegation from The Premiership.
West Brom have had a £2 million plus Robert Earnshaw offer rejected, while Birmingham City enquired about their old boy, only to be told Johnson is not for sale.