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Manchester United target Jordi Alba claims he is unaware of reports linking him with a move to England, and says he will leave the issue in the hands of his agent.

The 22-year-old Valencia full-back is set to line-up for Spain in an international friendly against England on Saturday, under the watchful eye of Barclays Premier League scouts.

Alba is rumoured to be seen as the long-term replacement for Manchester United left-back Patrice Evra, as Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson continues to evolve his Old Trafford squad.

However, as speculation continues to circulate, the Spaniard insists he is fully focused on working as hard as he can for Valencia, and isn't prepared to be drawn into the debate.

"I cannot say anything as I am focused on playing well for Valencia," said Alba. "My representatives are there to handle everything that happens at a higher level.

I am not thinking about these things because I do not know if they are true or not. I am very happy here and I only think about maintaining and then improving. Anything else is for my representatives to deal with."

Manchester United's reported interest has forced the hand of the La Liga outfit, who are believed to be lining up a new contract offer in order to fend off interest from the reigning Premier League champions.

"I have heard these rumours, but I don't know," Alba added. "All I want is to play and to do as well as I can on the pitch.

"My representatives and Valencia will speak when the time comes."

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