Saturday, 16th February, 2013

In-demand Lille defender Lucas Digne is paying no attention to the transfer speculation surrounding him, despite admitting being linked with so many big clubs is "fun".

Digne is rated as Lille’s brightest talent and the French club have him under lock and key on a contract running until 2017.

But the secret of Digne’s promise is out and he has collected an army of admirers.

Heading the hunt are Manchester United, who have been regularly scouting the Frenchman, and Liverpool.

Also linked with the Lille star are Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.


For now though Digne is happy with Rudi Garcia’s men and is determined not be distracted by transfer chatter.

"It’s been fun, but these are only rumours", he told Le 10 Sport, when asked about the attention his is attracting.

"I do not worry my head with it. I live day to day because I feel very happy at Lille, this is the club of my heart, the club that developed me."

And Digne has struck the note of someone who is planning for a long-term Lille stay, something the Ligue 1 outfit will be delighted to hear.

"I do not make plans in a rush. As I am very much at Lille, I am not planning to leave.

"I see things from the perspective of staying for a while to continue to play regularly, gain experience and develop."

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