LIONS boss Gary Rowett has played down reports that West Ham are interested in signing winger Tyler Burey.

Reports had emerged that the Hammers wanted to sign the young winger who has scored twice in 14 appearances for Millwall this season.

The 21-year-old is highly rated at Millwall and speculation over his future does not surprise Rowett.

He told the South London Press: “They are all just stories at this stage of the season.

“Five per cent of the transfer speculation has some truth and the other 95 per cent is just to stoke it up by different outlets and different people. Everyone wants a story.

“Tyler Burey got in our team and was scoring goals, I imagine most Premier League clubs would watch him at some point, just like they would with Zak [Lovelace] or Billy Mitchell. Most Premier League clubs would come and watch Billy.

“But coming to watch someone and putting an offer in to sign them are two very different things.

“I don’t really treat it particularly seriously.”

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