Egg Puts Chill on Transfer Speculation

Last updated : 06 June 2007 By Plymouth_hammer

Striker Andy Johnson has been identified by some sections of the media as a £13 million target for Alan Curbishley whilst Michael Arteta and Tim Cahill have also been linked with a move to East London.

Eggert told the official site, "I've had a very positive discussion with my good friend Bill Kenwright, the Everton Chairman, and can confirm that West Ham have not and are not bidding for any Everton player at this time."

West Ham have been linked with every man-and-their-dog recently and according to some sections of the media, wages of up to £90,000 per week were going be used to tempt players to Upton Park.

Eggert hinted that this was nonsense saying, ""We are involved in negotiations but it would not be appropriate to comment on those discussions until they are finalised one way or another.

"Of course, throughout this period there will be a great deal of media speculation about players, transfer fees and even salary levels, much of which will not reflect reality.