Reported Everton target Jannik Vestergaard comments on transfer interest

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Vestergaard has been linked with a transfer to Everton, but he has played down chances of a move.

Quoted by talkSPORT, Vestergaard has played down chances of a summer transfer away from Werder Bremen, despite reported interest in him from Everton.

The 22-year-old said: “I have no interest [in a transfer]. I am super happy here and am looking forward to next season with Werder Bremen.

“I get confidence out of Werder and am glad that I can play here - I appreciate it. For my development, it is the most important thing that I can play. That's why I'm going to be here next season.”

Bild reported the initial interest from the Toffees last month, claiming that the Merseyside outfit were keen on the 22-year-old central defender, as they look to rejuvenate an ageing back-line this summer.

The youngster has made 21 appearances in all competitions this term, and he is already a fully-caped Danish international, with a wealth of club level experience to his name, despite his young age.

However, he only arrived at Bremen in January 2015, signing from Hoffenheim after five years at the club. Having moved so recently it would have been a surprise to see Vestergaard keen on a move away, and it appears as if the towering centre-half is very much keen on staying with the Bundesliga club.

Roberto Martinez currently has Sylvain Distin, Phil Jagielka and John Stones to call upon in the central defensive positions, but the first two are reaching the latter stages of their careers - Distin especially, being 37.

Vestergaard would have represented a budget purchase for the long-term future of the defensive positions at the club, but it now looks as if Martinez will have to look elsewhere for reinforcements this summer.

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