Transfer talk

Rodwell move not already agreed

March 19, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Everton manager David Moyes has rejected claims that a deal is already in place which will see Jack Rodwell move to Manchester United in the summer.

United have been linked with Rodwell for the past two seasons and press speculation has suggested that the two clubs have agreed a fee for the England Under-21 international to tread the same path as Wayne Rooney in 2004.

Moyes insisted: "We are not vulnerable. I have heard the stories about Jack and they are a load of rubbish.

"We have a great working relationship with Manchester United. The chairman (Bill Kenwright) has a great relationship with David Gill and I have with Sir Alex (Ferguson).

"To say that a deal is already done for Jack is completely untrue and I don't know where those stories have come from."