Ikechi Anya insists he's in the dark about a January transfer to Celtic.

The Scotland winger has been consistently linked with a winter switch from Watford to the Parkhead club.

But the 26-year-old, who has 11 caps for his country, stressed he hasn't spoken to anyone at Celtic about a move yet, but refused to rule it out.

Anya said: "Personally I haven't heard anything about going to Celtic. Rumours go around all the time, especially with January coming up.

"I just play my football because you can't stop things like rumours, because you have no control over that."

The former Celta Vigo midfielder has never quite hit the same heights for the Championship club as he has for Scotland.

But the man who netted the stunning solo goal for the Scots against the World Champions Germany in Dortmund insists he doesn't just reserve his best work only for Scotland.

He said: "European qualifiers give you that extra pressure if you're playing in front of 80,000 people. Other than that it is the same.

"Whether I am on the pitch for Watford or Scotland I give everything I have got. I know every time I leave the pitch I can feel satisfied with myself. If I lack anything in quality I know I have given my all in that certain game."

And Anya is full of praise for national boss Gordon Strachan.

Hre said: "Gordon is one of the most influential people in my career. When I went into the Scotland set up he threw me in and when someone gives you an opportunity like that you have to respect them.

"He had Premier League players there but kept faith with me. He has done so much for my career and I hold him in high esteem and in high regard."