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Man United target Nathaniel Clyne: 'I'm happy to stay at Saints'


Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne

Nathaniel Clyne says he is "happy to stay at Southampton", despite reports of a big-money summer move to Manchester United.

The 24-year-old right-back will be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign, with talks over a new deal currently at an impasse.

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League match at Sunderland, Saints boss Ronald Koeman suggested the club wanted an answer one way or another, adding: "In football, if you go in the last season of your contract, we don't like that."

Clyne, however, gave an interview to a local newspaper in which the player suggested an immediate future away from St Mary's was not on his current agenda.

"I am enjoying my football for Southampton, playing week-in, week-out and it is an up-and-coming club, so, yeah, I am happy playing for Southampton and happy to stay at Southampton as well," full-back Clyne claimed.

"My agent is negotiating, so I will just leave it with my agent and I am just going to concentrate on playing my football."