Rasmus Elm

AZ Alkmaar midfielder Rasmus Elm admits rumours linking him to Manchester United are a hugely "flattering" but he will not be moving to Old Trafford next month.

The patently talented Sweden international has been tracked by Manchester United for a number of months and reports at the beginning of the week even suggested Sir Alex Ferguson has agreed a provisional £5 million transfer for the player in June.

Although those speculative reports have since been dismissed, Elm admits Manchester United's alleged interest in him means a great deal.

The 23-year-old is currently contracted to Alkmaar until 2013 and has also attracted the interests of Inter Milan and Liverpool, however Elm suggested any possible deal would not be happening until the end of the season at the very earliest.

"The interest (from Manchester United) is flattering, but I have not heard any more about it. Patrick Mork (agent) takes care of that." Elm told Aftonbladet.

"However, it is quite clear that I will finish the season out with AZ. But no more decisions are taken on that from my side right now."

The gifted playmaker has been one of the most impressive performers in the Eredivisie this season and is expected to be one of the players to watch at next summer's European championships in Poland and the Ukraine.

The 23-year-old has also been scouted by Liverpool and Inter Milan this season, but recent reports have suggested Manchester United are the frontrunners for the coveted midfielder's signature.

Despite recent speculation, Elm's agent claimed neither Manchester United nor any of his other suitors had formally concluded a deal.

I don't comment on specific rumours but suggestions he has already agreed to join a club (Manchester United) are not correct," Moerk told Expressen. "Rasmus does not close any doors and he listens to all offers. But he is very happy at AZ and not desperate to move to another club."