Winston Reid
Winston Reid (R) has refused to rule out a January move away from West Ham United, despite the Hammers' phenomenal start to the season [Reuters]

Arsenal and Liverpool defender target Winston Reid has refused to accept or deny rumours regarding his departure from West Ham United during the January transfer window.

The New Zealand international has been constantly linked with a move to the north London club in recent months and since he is in the final-year of his contract, it is believed that the Hammers are ready to cash in on the in-form defender rather than lose him.

Arsene Wenger has also made signing a defender a priority in the upcoming transfer window and along with Ipswich Town youngster Tyrone Mings, Reid's name has been the most frequently mentioned in papers.

Apart from the Gunners, Premeir League rivals Liverpool have also been touted as an interested party as Brendan Rodgers looks to arrest the slump his club are currently facing. The east London club's manager Sam Allardyce has made it clear that, the club will only sell if their £20m valuation of the defender is met, if not they will hold on to him until the summer.

However, the West Ham defender, who has refused to deny the rumours, has made it clear that all the speculation does not bother him, as he remains completely focussed on his performances and gives 100% to help the club maintain the great start they have made in the ongoing campaign.

"It doesn't really affect me. It is just one of those things that has been going on in the background," Reid said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"I know where I am and just get on with it and I have always given 100 per cent for this club for as long as I have been here and I will continue to do that."

"It is not something that bothers me, it is just part of being a footballer and it is no big drama," the 26-year-old defender explained.