Nathaniel Clyne
Clyne has been linked with a move to United next summer.Getty Images/Steve Bardens

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has laughed off reports linking right-back Nathaniel Clyne with a move to Manchester United next summer.

The England international was among the players to be linked with a move to Old Trafford as part of a mass £150m spending spree planned by manager Louis van Gaal.

But Koeman has dismissed the possibility of Clyne leaving the club for United and is unwilling to be distracted by the story.

"If I have to be worried about those kind of rumours, then I will be worried every day and I don't like that," he said. "I like my life and I like to be positive. It's no issue."

Clyne has been pivotal to Southampton's impressive start to the season, his performances winning him a maiden England cap against Slovenia while goals against Liverpool, Arsenal and Aston Villa have enhanced his reputation further.

Though injuries have decimated United's defence this season, Louis van Gaal is expected to add to his back four in the coming transfer windows, particularly at right back where Chris Smalling, Rafael and Phil Jones have been rotated this season.

Executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has already promised that the club will not be active in the January transfer window while United boss Louis van Gaal has labelled the reports of a potentially huge spending spree next summer as "disgusting".

But in stark contrast to United, Southampton boss Koeman is ready to be active in January and will react to the club's injury list when planning for the new year window.

"One is to plan January when you have everybody available then you have to look if you need some players," he said. "If you have a lot of injuries for a long period, that makes it more normal to bring in new players.

"We have to wait because players are coming back and that decision we have to make in two or three weeks."