McLean has had to live with endless speculation about his future over the past year and it is believed within the club that he is likely to depart in the summer.
The 21-year-old, though, is more excited about the possibility of a Scottish Communities League Cup winners medal when the Buddies go up against Hearts in the Hampden final next month.
And the Scotland Under-21 player also harbours dreams of glory in the Scottish Cup, where the Buddies host Celtic in the quarter-finals next month.
It is the prospect of silverware and success which is driving McLean on.
He said: "We have the final coming up so there is a great chance for a medal and that is massive for someone at such a young age like myself.
"I am enjoying my football at St Mirren, enjoying life in the SPL which is a good level, so there isn't much more you can ask for at 21.
"People keep saying a move is going to happen but I need to put that to the back of my mind and concentrate on what's in front of me.
"If I do go I think it has got to be right for both parties.
"The club have treated me ever so well since I came here from Rangers as a young boy when things didn't work out at Ibrox.
"They took me in and gave me my chance at such a young age.
"I have played 70 or 80 games for the first team which is great.
"So I think any move has got to be right for both parties and the club will say the same, I'm sure."
McLean admits the Hampden showpiece occasion on March 17 against the Gorgie club looms large but knows final places will be up for grabs in the intervening matches.
Ahead of the visit of Hibernian in the SPL on Saturday, he said: "The final is always going to be there at the back of your mind.
"It is a massive achievement for the players, the management and the staff, for everybody.
"But there are plenty games before that and I think we need to concentrate on what's ahead of us, take it game by game and get a good bit of momentum going and keep it going and hopefully come the final, we will still be playing well.
"Hibs aren't playing too well but you can't look too much into that.
"It's about what happens on the day, we know that, we have a good run going right now but we were on a bad run ourselves."
McLean, unsurprisingly, pinpointed Leigh Griffiths as the Hibees danger man.
The colourful Easter Road striker scored a brace in both 2-1 wins over the Buddies this season.
McLean said: "He has done a bit of damage to us so we need to keep him quiet and hopefully that will be half the battle."