DARRYL Eales reiterated Oxford United had not received any bids for Marvin Johnson and that it would take an “unbelievable offer” for him to leave this month.

The highly-rated winger joined the U’s from Motherwell on transfer deadline day last August and has been linked with a move away this summer.

Hull City and Leeds United have been the latest clubs rumoured to be keeping tabs on the 26-year-old, who was subdued despite scoring in Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup defeat to Cheltenham Town.

But Eales, addressing a fans’ forum last night, made it clear United had no intention of selling and was yet to even reject an approach.

He said: “I can only repeat what I’ve said before: Marvin Johnson is not for sale.

“He’s on a two-plus-one contract, so unless someone comes in with some unbelievable offer that is probably way out of the league of a Championship club, then Marvin Johnson will be at this club.

“And the only way we would agree to release Marvin is if Pep (Clotet) agrees to it, not me.

“I can categorically say I have had zero offers or expressions of interest directly to me, or to the club, as far as I’m aware.

“Whether that speculation is affecting Marvin I don’t know.”

Eales, along with new boss Pep Clotet and assistant head coach Derek Fazackerley, took questions for 90 minutes from an audience of almost 100.

Among a wide range of topics covered was the subject of the stadium ownership.

Eales admitted the club’s relationship with OxVox suffered during the supporters’ trust’s attempts to find a resolution.

But the two groups are now much closer aligned.

He said: “Through no-one’s intent, we got things wrong last year. and it ended up being more of a debate about OxVox and the club, rather than solving the overall situation.

“You will be very pleased to know that (OxVox chairman) Jem (Faulkner) and I get on extremely well and are now working together to try to find the best route through this.

“We are trying to get a meeting with Bob Price, Firoz Kassam and Ian Hudspeth. Every option is on the table – whether that’s staying at the Kassam or finding an alternative site.

“I think we’ve learned belatedly that working together is the best answer.”

Eales also took the chance to clear up speculation which had emerged linking him with an interest in Vanarama National League club Solihull Moors.

The U’s owner, who described it was a “conspiracy theory”, said: “Three or four of my best mates are involved in running Solihull Moors.

“I went for a beer with them and had a meeting about goodness-knows-what.

“All I’m doing is in the same vein as (I did at) Oxford City.

"Moor Green, which merged with Solihull Borough, was my boyhood team – so I feel a huge affection to Solihull Moors.

“If they’re going through a tough time, my attitude is to help.

"That’s as far as it goes.”