Swansea manager Steve Cooper has insisted that there has been no official interest in defender Joe Rodon, following reports that Manchester United are keeping tabs on the defender.

He broke through to the Swans’ senior team last season and has impressed in the past season-and-a-half in spite of suffering metatarsal and ankle injuries.

Reports surfaced earlier in May suggesting that Swansea are expecting “major Premier League interest” – including from the Red Devils – in Rodon when the transfer window re-opens.

However, speaking to BBC Sport, Steve shot down such talk and said that Rodon and the club’s other talent won’t be sold on the cheap if interest does materialise.

“Joe is an outstanding player and just as good a person as well,” the head coach said. “But there hasn’t been any interest at the moment and I know he is a talking point and somebody tells me he is in the papers.

“But there has been absolutely nothing official going on and on that front, the whole market is going to be interesting how that turns out because I don’t think here will be loads of players bought with fees.

“But no, there is nothing to do with Joe and I don’t think the chairman will be selling anyone on the cheap, that’s for sure because we have got a good few assets at the club and we don’t want to lose them – I don’t anyway!”

Joe, who has two caps for Wales having made his debut in September, is a good friend of fellow countryman Daniel James, who also progressed through the Swansea ranks before departing for United.

The earlier reports claimed that Rodon would be excited about moving to United after seeing James progress under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.