West Ham chairman Eggert Magnusson insists the Hammers have made no attempt to prise players from Everton.

Reports this week have linked the London club with a possible bid for England striker Andrew Johnson, along with midfielders Mikel Arteta and Tim Cahill.

The Hammers´ Icelandic owner has now sought to heal any rift with the Merseysiders by insisting the rumours are untrue, saying on www.whufc.com: "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."

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