Manchester United won't consider selling defender Wes Brown this month.

The Times says Brown has reached an impasse with the club, who have refused his demands for a contract extension worth £55,000 a week, but, despite firm interest from Everton, Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager, will not sell.

"We did turn down an offer from Newcastle a couple of weeks ago," David Gill, the United chief executive, said. "But it's unlikely that a team would come in and offer something substantial for him when he is out of contract in the summer."