West Ham manager David Moyes makes his feelings on Leeds' Pontus Jansson very clear

Bersant Celina of Ipswich Town and Pontus Jansson of Leeds United embrace after the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in...

West Ham United have been credited with an interest in signing the Leeds United defender.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton and David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United greet each other during the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison...

West Ham manager David Moyes addressed the media yesterday ahead of his side's clash with Stoke City at the London Stadium on Monday night, and responded to questions asking him whether he is interested in signing Leeds centre-back Pontus Jansson, as quoted by Football.London.

The Hammers are thought to be keen on signing the Sweden international in the summer, with TEAMtalk claiming that Moyes is lining up a £12 million swoop for the Whites defender.

Jansson has established himself as somewhat of a cult hero at Elland Road since joining the club initially on loan from Torino way back in the summer of 2016.

Pontus Jansson of Sweden during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Sweden and Belarus at Friends arena on March 25, 2017 in Solna, .

The 27-year-old made his deal a permanent one in the summer of 2017, and he is widely considered to be one of Paul Heckingbottom's most important players.

His fine displays for Leeds have obviously not gone unnoticed, though.

Moyes spoke to reporters during his pre-match press conference, and responded when asked if he is interested in signing Jansson, as quoted by Football.London:

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) and his assistant Stuart Pearce (L) gesture on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

"No. Even if I did I would never say, never talk about players at any other clubs."

Jansson has stated many times that he is happy at Elland Road, but it will be interesting to see if his whether his stance will change if West Ham do actually come in with a concrete offer for his services in the summer.

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