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Bluebirds starlet wants to continue his development in the Welsh capital...

Cardiff City starlet Adam Matthews has reaffirmed his desire to remain with the Bluebirds and dismissed rumours of big-money move to the Premier League.

The 18-year-old full-back broke into City’s first team at the start of the season and his performances for the side have earned him full international recognition from Wales boss John Toshack.

Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly keeping tabs on Matthews, which has increased speculation of a move to the top flight.

However the right-back believes the first-team opportunities on offer at Cardiff compared to Old Trafford or the Emirates will help his development in the long-term.

"If I went to a Premier League club I wouldn't get to play so much, so I can rule out a move like that," said Matthews in The Western Mail.

"I'm happy to remain at Cardiff for as long as possible. There is a great bunch of players here and a good coaching staff. I play regularly here, so I'm learning anyway."

Asked about rumours over a high-profile switch, the youngster added: "I just try to forget about it to be honest and remain level-headed.

"I'm just concentrating on playing my best football for Cardiff and, with the speculation over and the January transfer window gone, I can just get on and do that."