The hardy annual tabloid story arose again yesterday to resigned amusement in the corridors of Upton Park power.
AC has been linked to a Tyneside return more times than Status Quo have discussed retirement and we were told: “He’s going nowhere least of all with a new manager on the way and playing staff decisions to be made.
“The simple truth from Andy’s point of view is that he is happy in London, settled and like all men of his age in these circumstances focused on the arrival of his new baby.
“He can become a very valuable player to us and this time we believe he is finally through his injury problems. He certainly won’t be leaving and there has not been any inquiries.”