The 22-year old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, has been heavily linked with the likes of Everton and Bolton but it seems increasingly likely that he will stay at the Riverside despite the interest.
“I don't know what I can say when things like that are reported. It is just nice to know that there are teams watching me again because I have had a hard time with injury," he said.
"All I can do is play as well as I can, like I did against Cardiff earlier this month, and maybe there was increased interest just from that game.
"I'm in my last season contract-wise. I just want to get as many games in as I can and hopefully be rewarded with something new or whatever."