Last updated : 22 June 2004 By editor

Speculation in the media linking van der Vaart with Old Trafford has been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks but Ferguson is reported to have declared that he has no interest in the Ajax player.

"Absolutely nothing is happening. You can run the story if you like. I would be delighted if you did because it would keep the scent off."

Today is obviously a quiet day on the transfer rumour front, as the story seems to consist of rehashed quotes from a few weeks ago.