Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has no plans to leave the Britannia Stadium despite admitting being flattered by reported interest from Manchester United.

Begovic, who has kept a Premier League high of nine clean sheets this season, is understood to be subject of interest from Sir Alex Ferguson, who is seeking a new stopper with David de Gea struggling to adapt to English football.

But the Bosnian stopper is unperturbed by interest from the likes of United, and admits he is happy to remain at Stoke for the remainder of his contract, which expires in 2016.

Asmir Begovic
Begovic has kept nine clean sheets this season.

"It's positive and flattering to have interest and big clubs watching me and obviously I must be doing something right. It doesn't count for anything if I don't keep it going," he said.

"I've got a long-term contract here and if the situation arises that remains to be seen. We're on the same page and of course I am happy to stay."

While concrete offers from potential suitors such as United have been few and far between, Chelsea did make an offer for the former Portsmouth stopper in 2010, a move rebuffed by Stoke chairman Peter Coates less than a year after having brought the 23 year old to The Potters.

"I felt huge disappointment," Coastes said in August 2010. "He's an exceptional young goalkeeper, one of the best in the country.

"Clubs like Chelsea make enquiries about them and their heads can get turned very easily. It's just bad advice they get given, they shouldn't listen to it but obviously they do."

And amid United's reported interest, Begovic admits the offer from Chelsea was hugely unsettling.

"It was an unsettling time when the bid came in from Chelsea because I'd only been here a few months so there was a lot of turmoil," he added.

"But the club made it clear they didn't want me to go and it's worked out for the best. It was an experience and I've had to take it as a positive and see where I can learn from it.

"I made some mistakes, for sure, but I was still young at the time and not been in that sort of situation before. It's made me stronger and my bond with the club stronger."