There has been a lot of talk about Man United making a summer move for Stoke stopper Asmir Begovic as he has been mightily impressive this season. But he has come out and admitted he is trying to ignore the speculation.

Begovic ended up seeing out the January transfer window at the Britannia Stadium, but Stoke did move to secure the services of England international Jack Butland on deadline day.

That would suggest that they are planning for life after Begovic, with a summer move widely touted.

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The highly-rated 25-year-old is paying little attention to the gossip, though, with it important for him to end the 2012/13 campaign as positively as possible.

Begovic told SportSport: “I must confess it is nice to hear these things. It is always nice to hear what others are saying, it means that you are doing a good job.

“But I have no time to think about this. My only concern is Stoke City as I want to be as good as I can be for my club, and for my national team. (Sky Sports)

The man is now established as one of the best stoppers in the Premier League and will surely be on his way to a bigger club. And it will be very interesting to see it is United he chooses to play for in the coming months.