Johnson: I won’t leave Everton

West Ham were prepared to offer him a mega-deal to join them, says The Sun.

Johnson said: “There is no way I’m leaving. No way at all. It never crossed my mind when I saw the stories. It was just speculation and you can’t stop that.

“I suppose the speculation is good because it means you are doing your job properly. But the speculation was there for Tim Cahill and Mikel Arteta as well.

“It was silly. Stupid figures and stupid money. Yet it hasn’t unsettled any of us.

“Tim and Mickey are sorted and I’ve got four years left on my contract. I’m not going anywhere.”