Vincent Kompany has insisted his only focus is on Burnley’s battle against relegation after he was linked with a move to Premier League rivals Brighton.

A report in Belgium this week said Kompany had been sounded out as a potential replacement for Roberto De Zerbi, who has been tipped to move on this summer, prompting Burnley chairman Alan Pace to use social media to dismiss the idea on Monday.

Kompany said: “I never answer questions about my future, ever. Never have done in the past and won’t do it in the future. It was a decision I made on the first day of my career.

“One thing that is really important – we have four games. I work my socks off every single day. I don’t want to be out of this moment that we’re living right now. It’s too important. No distractions. Only Burnley.

“Whatever amount of years (on my contract), no other thinking. Just try and do something special in the next few weeks if possible.”

Having been written off before Christmas, Burnley go to Old Trafford to play Manchester United on Saturday three points from safety, having lost only one of their last seven.

With only four games left – including fixtures against Newcastle and Tottenham – that run may have come too late but there is hope.

After Everton’s win against Liverpool, it would appear as though two of Burnley, Luton and Nottingham Forest – who visit Turf Moor on the final day of the season – are likely to join Sheffield United in suffering the drop.

“I know we still have a chance, that’s all that matters for me and whether it’s one or two teams or three teams, that’s not too much my concern at the minute,” Kompany said.

“I fully understand that every weekend can bring such a shift and I would like it to keep tilting our way of course.”

Burnley enjoyed a 4-1 win at Sheffield United last weekend to put themselves in touching distance of safety, having been in the bottom three the entire season to date, and Kompany believes there is more to come from a young side.

“I’ve always said that consistency will make a team improve and we have a team that still has a margin to improve,” he said. “You see it in training, hopefully it will keep coming out in games but the biggest thing is just consistency.

“It’s a very calm club. We’ve been allowed to work, we’ve been putting in the hours to improve the players and to improve ourselves as staff, so why should we doubt that it’s possible to do that?”