Lille centre-back Simon Kjaer is unperturbed by rumours of AC Milan and Manchester United preparing a summer transfer bid for him.
"I am not wasting my thoughts on rumours about other clubs," Kjaer said, per BT (h/t Sky Sports). "I am spending all my efforts and keeping my focus entirely on reaching my goal that we will qualify for the Champions League next season."
PR statement or the truth?
While Kjaer's answer is politically correct as it would be disrespectful to Lille if he invited the speculation, he is speaking from the heart.
When he arrived at Lille, he had bottomed out after unpleasant spells at Wolfsburg and Roma.
His career turnaround is remarkable.