James Maddison insists speculation regarding his future “won’t distract me” as he aims to inspire England’s Under-21s at the 2019 Euros.
Maddison has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs after impressing in his debut top-flight season with Leicester.
The midfielder would ‘be interested’ in a move to Arsenal, but the Gunners are thought to have already been priced out of a move.
Maddison is contracted to Leicester until 2023 and is eager to work with Brendan Rodgers, however, with his current focus on the 2019 Euros in Italy.
Asked whether his reported £60m valuation and interest from Arsenal and Manchester United would play on his mind, Maddison told Sky Sports: “No, you have just got to ignore that and take it all in your stride.
“As a 17 year-old boy I’d started five games for Coventry and saw on my phone that I was being linked with Tottenham and Liverpool.
“With transfer talk you need to take it as a compliment that people are even talking about you, it won’t distract me.”