Aleksandar Dragovic
Aleksandar Dragovic has expressed the desire to play in the Premier League in the past. [Getty]

Dynamo Kiev manager Sergei Rebrov remains hopeful defender Aleksandar Dragovic will continue with his side next season, despite rumoured interest from Arsenal and Manchester United.

The 24-year-old has been attracting interest from the Premier League as both the Gunners and Louis van Gaal's side are keen on securing his services when the transfer window re-opens in the summer.

The Ukrainian club are in England to face Everton in the first leg of the last 16 Europa League clash at Goodison Park on Thursday night.

Rebrov said he is keen to retain the Austrian international when asked about the recent rumours linking him to Arsenal and United.

"He [Dragovic] is a top-class player and I hope he will stay with us," Rebrov explained.

"You are asking about one of the best players in my team and I don't want to lose this player."

It should be seen whether Dynamo Kiev will be able to retain the player beyond next summer, especially when Dragovic had earlier expressed the desire to play in the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Rebrov spent five years in the Premier League as a striker with Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United between 2000 and 2005. The 40-year-old revealed that he still follows his former clubs and also the other teams he played for.

The former Ukrainian international was full of praise for Tottenham striker Harry Kane and also backed Tim Sherwood to avoid relegation with Aston Villa.

"Of course I am still following Tottenham, West Ham - all the teams I played for. I'm glad because I think Tottenham are getting better. (Spurs striker) Harry Kane is a very good forward, scoring not just lots but some very important goals," the former Tottenham striker said.

"I'm also very pleased for my good friend Tim Sherwood (his former Tottenham team-mate), who is doing a good job as Aston Villa manager.

"The Premier League is always interesting for me, whether you are playing in it or just watching it. And it is a very hard league," Rebrov concluded.