Manchester United boss David Moyes has endured a difficult season at Old Trafford, and with last season's champions currently languishing in seventh place in the Premier League table, a full scale overhaul of the squad is expected this summer as the Red Devils seek to mount a title challenge next season.
Whilst the former Everton manager will need to bring in new faces in central midfield and on the flanks, one of the primary areas of concern is in the centre of defence. Long-serving duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand are poised to leave the club at the end of the season when their contracts expire, leaving Moyes desperately needing to bring in replacements.
One of the names linked with a move to the club is Lille's Danish star Simon Kjaer, who has rebuilt his career in France after disappointing spells with Palermo and Wolfsburg - but despite the reported interest from Moyes and United, Kjaer says he isn't thinking about transfer rumours just yet.
"It is of course always flattering to be linked with big clubs," Kjaer said. "But I am not wasting my thoughts on rumours about other clubs. I am spending all my efforts and keep my focus entirely on reaching my goal that we will qualify for the Champions League next season."
Kjaer was recently voted in the top ten players in Ligue 1 by France Football, but despite this accolade, 25-year-old Kjaer says that things like that don't really matter, though he is happy to have had his impressive displays recognised.
"For me, it is a sign that I have produced a great season and particularly that I have been very stable," Kjaer added. "In case I had played a few poor matches, I would probably not have been high in the ranking. That kind of stuff is for entertainment and not important in our daily football life."