Stoke City manager Paul Lambert has claimed that Jack Butland will not have his head turned by interest from Liverpool.

Premier League giants Arsenal and Liverpool are said to be interested in a move for Butland in the summer when the transfer window reopens.

The England international could be set to represent his country at the World Cup this summer, with the number one jersey still up for grabs.

Butland has four clean sheets in the Premier League for Stoke this season, who have been seriously struggling.

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They sit 19th in the table and are on course for relegation to the Championship by the end of the campaign.

There were reports that Butland was ready to force through a move to Liverpool, but that appears to be far from the case.

Speaking to The Mirror, Lambert said this:

I only heard about the story this morning and that Jack had quashed the rumours. Butland is one of the best goalkeepers going around, in Europe terms as well. Without a doubt the boy’s a terrific goalkeeper, a good lad as well.

Does it surprise me that rumours fly about? Not really, because rumours fly about all good players and he’s one of the best.

He’s too good a guy, too good a pro to be affected by any talk. He’s been terrific since I’ve been here and as a person he’s been great too.