Marin: I know nothing of Barcelona interest

The 19-year-old left-back says talk of a transfer from Villarreal to the Catalan giants is just a rumour and pledges he will not be distracted by it

Villarreal full-back Adrian Marin says he has heard nothing to suggest Barcelona are looking to sign him.

A report in Spain last week claimed Barca transfer chief Robert Fernandez had watched the 19-year-old in action against Athletic Club with a view to launching a bid to sign him as future competition for Jordi Alba.

Marin, however, has dismissed the rumour and says he will not get distracted by talk of a possible move.

"The truth is that I don't know anything," he said, as quoted by Marca.

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"I got up and saw they were talking about me on the news but I think it's nothing more than a rumour and I don't pay any attention to it.

"I'm just focused on working every day with my team-mates to keep improving and gain experience, together with my team and the technical staff.

"As it's a rumour, I don't give it any importance."

Marin, who has been with the Yellow Submarine since 2009, has made nine appearances for Marcelino's side so far this season.