Aston Villa, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers have been linked with Peterborough United striker Jack Marriott.

Peterborough United chairman Darragh MacAnthony has stated on social networking site Twitter that Jack Marriott, who has been linked with Aston Villa, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers (as reported by The Daily Mail), is not for sale.

When asked by a Millwall fan on Twitter how much he would take for Marriott, Peterborough chairman MacAnthony made it clear in four simple words that the 23-year-old striker will not be sold in the January transfer window.

According to a recent report in The Daily Mail, Championship trio Villa, Sunderland and QPR are tracking the former Ipswich Town striker and are interested in signing him in January

Millwall are also claimed to be interested in the 23-year-old striker, who has been banging in the goals for fun in League One this season.

Marriott has scored 14 goals and has provided two assists in League One so far this season.

Peterborough are just outside of the League One playoff spots at the moment, and it would make sense for the Posh to keep hold of the 23-year-old beyond January in order to maintain and even boost their promotion chances.

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