Valencia midfielder Carlos Soler has refused to be drawn into speculation linking him to Manchester United.
The 20-year-old is one of Europe’s hottest prospects after a wonderful campaign at Valencia so far this season making him one of the most important players at the Mestalla.
Soler would likely cost £40million, with Valencia not expected to hold out for his release clause of £75million.
But the player himself is refusing to discuss the rumours.
“You already know it. I’m focused on Valencia,” Soler answered to the reports.
“Regarding those things [Man United’s interest] I know nothing. It would be foolish to think about those things right now,” he added, speaking to Spain’s Cadena COPE.
A deal was always thought to be more likely come the end of the season, and there haven’t been many reliable reports suggesting otherwise, suggesting a January move for Soler from Man United.
The Mail have previously reported there is interest from United. At the age of 20, £40m would be a relatively cheap asking price, but competition from other European sides could push that up and force United to pay more, closer to Soler’s release clause of £75m.
There’s little doubt of Soler’s talent, but he does have little experience at the senior level, and Renato Sanches shone in his first year in Benfica’s side and has fizzled out somewhat since.
One player Jose Mourinho might look to in January, though, is Chelsea man Willian who needs first team football to earn himself a place in Brazil’s starting line-up for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.<!—Article End–>