Lille central defender Simon Kjaer has downplayed being linked with a move to Premier League champions Manchester United.
The Danish international, who is seen as a possible replacement for Inter Milan bound Nemanja Vidic, has played a key part in a season in which Lille have managed to put themselves in third in Ligue 1.
The 25-year-old who has played for the likes AS Roma in Italy, but moved to Lille from German club Wolfsburg last summer. Having played all over Europe the defender is flattered to be linked to a move to England, though affirmed that he was not paying the speculation anymore attention that he needed to as this season draws to a close.
"It is of course always flattering to be linked with big clubs," Kjaer told Danish newspaper BT.
"But I am not wasting my thoughts on rumours about other clubs.
"I am spending all my efforts and keep my focus entirely on reaching my goal that we will qualify for the Champions League next season."
If Lille do finish in a Champions League spot then Kjaer would feel there would be no need to leave as they would be offering him a chance to play in Europe's premier competition. Of course that's a bonus which it doesn't seem as though United will be able to offer him.
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