SALISBURY City has refuted claims made in today's Non-League Paper that top striker Matt Tubbs is about to move to Leicester City in a deal worth £100,000.

The article hinted that Tubbs' departure from the England camp, due to his suffering a broken toe, was engineered to give him time to talk to the Championship club.

Tubbs had scored on his debut for the National Game XI in Tuesday's 5-0 win against the Republic of Ireland.

The striker, who netted 30 goals last season, helping City secure promotion to the Blue Square Premier via the play-offs, returned home on Friday and joined other City players at the club's end of season dinner.

A spokesman for Salisbury City said today: "The story suggests that the injury was a smokescreen.

"We've been in touch with the England medical staff and we've also seen the x-ray showing the break that will keep Matt out for four to six weeks.

"We would like to make it very clear that we have not had any contact from any club for any Salisbury City player.

"We are not looking to sell any of our players - in fact the opposite.

"We are currently looking at improving our squad further and we have a war chest in order to do so."