Bayer star Calhanoglu responds to Man Utd transfer interest

Bayer Leverkusen star Hakan Çalhanoğlu has responded to transfer rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United.

German newspaper Express asked Çalhanoğlu what he thought about being on Manchester United’s shortlist.

“A change at this time is absolutely not an issue for me. I feel very comfortable and at Bayer and I am not considering other club now. I am concentrating fully on Bayer,” Çalhanoğlu told the newspaper.

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Çalhanoğlu has been closely linked with a move to England in the summer despite joining Bayer for £14.5 million last season – a record fee for a Turkish international.

The 21-year-old was voted Bundesliga Player of the Week on the German top-flight divisions official website last week with a 58 percent share of the votes.

Çalhanoğlu is regarded as being one of the best set-piece specialists in world football.

Pep Guardiola recently revealed that he is a fan of the free-kick maestro, “Çalhanoğlu is one of the best free-kick takers in the Bundesliga.”

The Bayer star scored a stunning free-kick in 2-0 win over Bayern Munich in the league last week.

The attacking midfielder has now scored more than twice as many Bundesliga goals from direct free-kicks (9) than any other player since August 2013.

Çalhanoğlu has 10 assists and 12 goals in all competitions for Bayer this season.

The Turkish international was named best young player of the 2013/14 season by leading German football magazine 11 Freunde.