Roy Hodgson has rubbished Jermain Defoe’s assertion Crystal Palace wished to stamp him.
Defoe revealed earlier this week that the English Premier League aspect were taking into consideration bringing the 36-year-used to Selhurst Park.
However the extinct England forward selected to be reunited with extinct world team-mate Steven Gerrard at Rangers as a exchange.
Palace boss Hodgson, though, has vigorously denied his command.
He acknowledged: “It’s now not proper, did other folks check that one up or now not?
“It’s now not proper sadly, we had no interest in Jermain Defoe.
“I seen his title talked about in terms of the club however it unquestionably’s one thing other folks concerning their gamers that they’re anxious to search out strikes for to our club and yet one more thing our club initiating strikes to stamp a player.
“I will narrate barely categorically we made no switch in any admire to stamp Jermain right here.
“I love him and I mediate he’s stunning player and I’m jubilant he’s long previous to Glasgow Rangers, however we were now not judicious one of many candidates for his signature.”
Defoe had acknowledged: “There changed into once interest, I had to weigh it all up, and I fancied something varied to be proper, I fancied a particular drawback, namely one where other folks were love, ‘I’m now not too particular on that one’.
“The Palace one changed into once lingering for years – I know a quantity of parents down there, Tag Sparkling, most of the gamers.
“It is clearly an very ideal attempting club with a top supervisor.
“However I spoke to Stevie and made up our minds to return right here, because it’s a mammoth opportunity for me. When he bought the job, it did create me mediate a puny of bit.”