Everton manager David Moyes has ruled out selling captain Phil Neville to Premier League rivals Tottenham.
Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has recently admitted his interest in the versatile 33-year-old and there have been reports that the White Hart Lane outfit are preparing a bid for the player.
But Moyes insists Neville, who moved to Goodison Park from Manchester United in 2005, will not be departing Merseyside during the January transfer window.
The Scot told Everton’s official website: “I spoke with Harry Redknapp briefly before the transfer window opened.
“(Tottenham chairman) Daniel Levy and (Toffees chairman) Bill (Kenwright) had an even briefer conversation at our recent game against Spurs and mutually agreed that this would go no further.
“At no time was any offer made - nor would one have been welcomed. Phil Neville is our captain and is an important part of the Everton set-up.”