Jordan Rhodes will not let intensifying speculation over his future derail him from his focus of playing for Scotland and Huddersfield.
Rhodes revealed seeing his name linked with numerous top clubs did not seem real, so he has had no problem maintaining his down-to-earth approach.
The 22-year-old - who is in line to make his first start for Scotland during Wednesday's friendly against Australia - has been linked with the likes of Fulham, Aston Villa and Blackburn while Celtic manager Neil Lennon is believed to be an admirer.
Rhodes, who hit 48 goals last season for Huddersfield and Scotland Under-21s, said: "Sometimes you might see your name in the paper but you think they are talking about someone else.
"You always dreamt of seeing your name in lights one day but you never thought it would come true.
"While I'm still working as hard as I can, seeing my name in the papers linked with one club or another, it doesn't really seem that real. It seems surreal if anything.
"While it's fantastic and very flattering, you don't really take too much notice of it because you don't really think too much of it is true."
Lennon could move for Rhodes if Celtic qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stages but the Glasgow club could be priced out if Premier League outfits start bidding.
"It's not something that's on my mind at the moment," Rhodes said.
"I was a Celtic fan growing up and had all the jerseys, and went to the matches with my dad.
"It would be something as a kid I dreamt of doing, but they have got a fantastic club and I'm sure they will attract many a good player.
"Sometimes it might not happen but as a kid it would have been a dream come true."
Oldham-born Rhodes, whose father Andy played for Airdrie, Dunfermline and St Johnstone, is happy to let Huddersfield worry about his future while he concentrates on his football.
"I'm just working as hard as I can and concentrating on making myself a better player," said Rhodes, who made his full international debut as a late substitute in the friendly win over Cyprus in November.
"It's fantastic being part of the Scotland set-up and once the game finishes on Wednesday night all attentions will be focused on Cardiff on Friday night."
With Kenny Miller rested and Jamie Mackie out with a calf injury, Rhodes could start against Australia but he is not getting ahead of himself.
"I have not even thought about it," he said. "I have just thought about coming up here and getting settled and meeting everyone.
"The manager has so many great players at his disposal, whether it is me or someone else I'm sure we will be giving 100% on the night to try to get a good result for Scotland."