Dean Smith was quick to laugh off suggestions linking Ezri Konsa with a money-spinning move away to the likes of Liverpool or Tottenham.

The 23-year-old is, according to The Athletic, attracting serious interest from both Liverpool and Spurs with the two clubs said to be "keeping tabs" on the impressive centre-back.

Smith, meanwhile, admits he'll be winding his defender up over such interest while his teammates have already joked about such transfer talk.

Smith was asked how Konsa would deal with such gossip, and said: "He certainly won't get distracted. I'm not sure Ezri reads any newspapers but he's probably seen it online I would have thought, somewhere.