Chief executive Keith Lamb on Tuesday issued a hands-off warning to Everton over England winger Downing, and Tottenham, who are long-term pursuers of the Boro midfielder, have also been credited with an interest in his 20-year-old understudy, Johnson, who impressed on a loan spell at Watford earlier in the season.
However, assistant boss Malcolm Crosby told the club´s official website, www.mfc.co.uk: "They won´t be going anywhere. We want to keep them. They are two great players."
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