Alba happy at Mestalla

Spanish starlet staying put despite United interest

Jordi Alba: Attracting interest from Manchester United

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Manchester United target Jordi Alba insists he is not thinking about leaving Valencia.

The highly-rated left-back made his Spain debut against Scotland earlier this month, but he is already believed to be under the gaze of the English champions.

United have dispatched scouts to watch him more than four times this season, and the reports sent back to Sir Alex Ferguson have been glowing.

Alba is currently contracted to Valencia until 2013, but his buy-out stands at €20million (£17.5million) at the moment and the Spaniards are trying to get him to sign a new deal which would see that almost doubled.

"I am happy in Valencia, and want to enjoy this moment," said Alba.

"I prefer to avoid the pressure from these rumours and only live each day to try and progress

"Now I would see it very difficult to leave Valencia."

The player's representatives admitted they had heard of United's scouting of the player but insisted nothing was imminent.

"Nobody from Manchester United has contacted us, the kid is calm and is only focused on Valencia," his agents Vicente Fores confirmed to