However, he reiterated that the club have yet to receive any offers for the 24-year-old.
Ward told Sky Sports: "It is paper talk at the moment and we are very pleased with Marc at the moment.
"He has knuckled down and got himself into some good form lately.
"Even during the games that we lost heavily in, he was the one of the few players that kept going and we rate him very highly. I've not heard of any interest in him and we hope that it stays that way."
Source: Team Talk