Ferdinand focused on Hammers

Defender unconcerned by speculation

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Anton Ferdinand insists that he is unaware of any interest from clubs attempting to lure him away from West Ham.

The defender is believed to be a target of Aston Villa and Newcastle as sides begin to return to pre-season training.

However, Ferdinand, 23, is adamant that he will remain focused upon life at Upton Park until manager Alan Curbishley tells him otherwise.

"It's just speculation," Ferdinand told Sky Sports News while undertaking charity work in Africa.

"Until I get back to London I don't know what is going on.

"For me personally, until Alan Curbishley says I am not a West Ham player, then I will be a West Ham player. I love playing for the club."