Dundee United manager Micky Mellon says ‘there’s nothing happening’ after Kerr Smith was again linked to big clubs like Manchester United.

The 16-year-old centre-back had a week’s trial with Manchester United at the start of the season. Smith made his senior Scottish Premiership debut for the Arabs last month and now Premier League links have emerged again.

Linked with Aston Villa and Manchester United.

The Dundee United teen has been linked with Aston Villa and Manchester United. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Aston Villa and Manchester United are the frontrunners for his services but Mellon says it’s paper talk for now: “Until, and this hasn’t happened, somebody comes to me and says they’re interested in Kerr and want to take him then there’s nothing really happening. I haven’t seen it.

“I’ve not read the papers so there’s nothing happening. He’s a talented boy. We enjoy having him here and watching him progress. I’m not surprised there would be interest in a 16-year-old that’s as good as him. If the decision comes his or the club’s way then playing or not is a factor that will come into consideration for him, his family and the club.

“Nobody has come to myself and given me a decision to make. If there’s no interest in a 16-year-old boy playing in the Scottish Premiership you’re kind of wondering why not? Nothing has came to us to even start thinking about.”

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