Udinese and Italy striker Fabio Quagliarella has claimed that Manchester United are still interested in his signature.

The 25-year-old has admitted he is a fan of Wayne Rooney after watching the Red Devils hit-man on television, and feels flattered to be continually linked with a move to Old Trafford in some quarters.

"I like the big Italian clubs and Spain attracts me," he told Monday's Gazzetta dello Sport. "But when I heard that Manchester were - and I think still are - interested in me, I felt very flattered.

"But I must repeat Udine is a beautiful place and I feel good. I am relaxed and aware that any decision goes through the club.

"I'm in no hurry to leave. I have five years on my contract and these are things that happen in June.

"I've only seen Rooney play on television but he made a great impression," admitted the forward.