Man United transfers: Asmir Begovic flattered by Red Devils reports

Man United transfers: Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he is flattered by reported interest from the Red Devils

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Asmir Begovic admits he is flattered by Manchester United’s reported interest in signing the Stoke City goalkeeper in the summer.

The Serbia international has been an ever-present in Tony Pulis’s side since completing a £3.5m to Britannia Stadium from Portsmouth in 2010.

Stoke manager Pulis snapped up highly-rated England goalkeeper Jack Butland from Birmingham City in the January transfer window.

Butland returned on loan to St Andrew’s until the end of the season but his capture sparked speculation the Potters were planning for life without Begovic.

“I must confess it is nice to hear these things,” said Begovic of United’s reported interest.

“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.”

In February, Pulis insisted that Butland’s signing does not necessarily mean Begovic, who has kept clean sheets this term, will be leaving Stoke in the summer transfer window.

“If Manchester United come in and offer an enormous amount of money or someone else does, we would have to look at it,” said Pulis.

“But I haven’t brought in Butland because of that.”

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