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Begovic not letting his concentration wander

ESPN staff
March 7, 2013
Asmir Begovic continues to play strongly for Stoke City © Getty Images

Asmir Begovic insists he is focused on playing for Stoke City, despite the speculation linking him with a move away from the Britannia Stadium.

Begovic, 25, has regularly been linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal this season thanks to his impressive form in the Potters' goal.

The Bosnia international ended up staying put in January, however, Stoke's signing of Jack Butland on deadline day has led to suggestions that Begovic will be off in the summer.

The former Portsmouth man, though, says he is only concerned about the goings on at the Britannia.

"I must confess it is nice to hear these things. It is always nice to hear what others are saying, it means that you are doing a good job," Begovic told SportSport.

"But I have no time to think about this. My only concern is Stoke City as I want to be as good as I can be for my club, and for my national team.

"So quite simply, I really don't have any time to think about a move or anything else."

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