Portsmouth boss Tony Adams has rubbished reports linking David Nugent with a move to Everton.
The one-cap England international has struggled to make an impact at Fratton Park since completing a big-money move from Preston in the summer of 2007.
A series of niggling injuries have hindered his progress on the South Coast, but a £6million price-tag has weighed heavily on his shoulders.
Nugent has also seen Pompey sign Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch to further bolster their attacking options, placing him even further down the pecking order.
His limited opportunities had led to speculation suggesting that Everton boss David Moyes was keen to bring him in as cover for the injured Yakubu Aiyegbeni.
However, Adams insists the 23-year-old is going nowhere and is backing Nugent to force his way back into the first-team fold at Portsmouth.
"Everton have not contacted us and he hasn't said he wants to go," Adams told the club's official website.
"He supported Everton as a boy and sometimes the press put two and two together and come up with five.
"At the moment chances are limited for him but he's reacting really well in training and working hard.
"He's part of my squad and there will be opportunities for him."