DAVID Brooks distanced himself from speculation linking him with Manchester United and Tottenham and said his focus was firmly on his future at Cherries.

The Sun claimed United and Spurs were prepared to pay around £40million to bring in the Welsh winger, who has been in fine form this season.

And the tabloid reported that Cherries were willing to give Brooks “a huge pay rise” in order to “keep at bay” the two clubs.

Brooks, who joined Cherries from Sheffield United last summer in a deal worth up to £11.5m, said his thoughts were only on making an impact at the Dorset club.

Referring to his arrival at Vitality Stadium little more than six months ago, Brooks told the Daily Echo: “I signed a four-year contract with Bournemouth and that’s all I’m thinking about, as well as training hard, putting in performances and trying to help the team do as well as possible.

“Speculation is nothing – it’s for the newspapers and things like that.

“It’s different if a bid comes in (for a player) but this is all rumours and is nothing to do with me.”

Brooks started in Cherries’ 2-0 defeat at Everton on Sunday and was involved in a first-half flashpoint when he went to ground in the box following a challenge by Idrissa Gana Gueye.

However, referee Anthony Taylor allowed play to continue.

“At the time I thought it was (a penalty) but I will have to watch it back,” said Brooks.

“I felt a bit of contact on my calf but I will have to have a look at it.”

Reflecting more generally on the loss, Brooks, who also hit the woodwork in the first half, said: “It was difficult to take. It was a fairly even game.

“I thought we were the better side in the first half.

“Maybe if my chance had gone in or if we had got a bit of luck, the game would have been a lot different.

“I aimed for the far corner and, unfortunately, the ball bounced off the post and not into the net. It was one of those things.

“We didn’t take our chances and were punished in the second half.”

Brooks will hope to feature when Cherries attempt to secure only their third win since the end of October at home to West Ham on Saturday.

The 21-year-old gave a terrific display when Cherries won 2-1 at London Stadium in the first away game of the campaign.

Brooks said: “I think West Ham were still gelling together at the start of the season.

“Their performances of late have been good so we are going to have to be on top of our game.

“Despite results, I feel we have been playing well, the final touch just hasn’t been there.

“If we carry on the performances with the desire we have shown, hopefully, our luck will change.”

Brooks added: “It is a massive boost when you hear the fans chanting and getting behind the team and I’m sure they will do that again on Saturday.”