Schalke 04's Christian Fuchs
Schalke 04's Christian Fuchs celebrates a goal against Maccabi Haifa during the Europa League Group J soccer match in Gelsenkirchen September 29, 2011. REUTERS

Manchester United have not made an approach for Schalke 04 defender Christian Fuchs according to the player's agent.

The left-back's representative told the International Business Times that the 25-year-old is contracted to the aforementioned Bundesliga side for another four years and more importantly he had not received an offer from Manchester United regarding Sir Alex Ferguson's alleged admiration of Fuchs.

Manchester United were recently credited with an interest in the Austrian international following speculation the Red Devils had had the fullback watched during Schalke's 2-0 defeat against Borussia Dortmund.

The Premier League giants have been linked with a whole host of defenders in recent weeks amid reports Manchester United are exploring a number alternatives to Patrice Evra. In addition to Fuchs, the agent of Valencia fullback Jordi Alba recently told the IBTimes that Manchester United had not discussed a move for the Spanish international despite being heavily linked with the diminutive star.

Fuchs has been one of Schalke's most impressive performers since joining the club in the summer for a fee in the region of £4 million. The fullback's form has attracted the attention of Juventus and Parma but his agent, Thomas Boehm, confirmed they are yet to field a formal approach from any of his listed suitors.

"Christian only signed in the summer and he has a four-year contract. He is very happy there." Thomas Boehm told the International Business Times when asked about a possible move to Manchester United.

"I have not received any offers from Manchester United. I do not think Schalke have received any offers from United either.

"At the moment there are just rumours and nothing concrete."

When asked about a potential move to the Premier League in January, Boehm said: "No, No, No. He will stay at Schalke."

Sir Alex Ferguson recently suggested Manchester United would not be making any forays in the January transfer window but they continue to be linked with a host of targets from the continent.

In the last few weeks alone, Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel, Schalke 04's Klaas Jan-Huntelaar, Borussia Dortmund trio Mario Götze, Shinji Kagawa and Neven Subotic, and the aforementioned Alba have all been linked thus far.