The 21-year-old capped four times at under-21 level for Austria has become a permanent fixture in the Salzburg defence since making his first-team debut in 2010.

Hinteregger's impressive form has attracted many admirers with Italian giants Juventus also monitoring the situation.

"I confirm there is interest in me from Manchester United and a top Italian club" Hinteregger told

"I am honoured I honestly did not expect that.

"Actually my goal is to stay here but in any case I will talk to my agent and consider whether a transfer might be beneficial."

Arsene Wenger has had a long-standing interest in the Austrian and it was reported last week that Liverpool were ready to battle the Gunners for his signature.